Diagnosis and management of pancreatic carcinoma during pregnancy.

  title={Diagnosis and management of pancreatic carcinoma during pregnancy.},
  author={Toshimichi Onuma and Yoshio Yoshida and Takara Yamamoto and Fumikazu Kotsuji},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={116 Suppl 2},
BACKGROUND Acute, persistent abdominal pain due to ruptured pancreatic carcinoma and perforated stomach is extremely rare during pregnancy. CASE We evaluated a woman at 34 weeks of gestation presenting with uterine contractions. Computed tomography scanning revealed a large retroperitoneal mass, and her blood carbohydrate antigen 19-9 level was elevated. Immediately after an emergency cesarean delivery, pancreatic cancer was detected, and pancreatoduodenectomy was performed. The patient… CONTINUE READING


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