Carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater associated with other organ malignancies.

  title={Carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater associated with other organ malignancies.},
  author={Naofumi Eriguchi and Shigeaki Aoyagi and Tsuyoshi Tamae and Kazunori Nishimura and Shin-ichi Hamada and Masahiro Kawabata and Takahito Kodama and Atsurou Jimi},
  journal={The Kurume medical journal},
  volume={48 4},
Because of its location with respect to the biliary system, carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater is considered to manifest earlier in its course of development than carcinoma of the pancreas. The most common physical finding is jaundice, which occurs in 93-100% of cases [1,2]. This retrospective study describes the results of the treatment and prognosis for double primary cancers in which cancer of the ampulla of Vater was associated with malignancies in other organs in 5 patients who were… CONTINUE READING


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