Peaks in plasma plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 concentration may explain thrombotic events in cases of pancreatic carcinoma.


Pancreatic carcinoma is associated with a high frequency of thrombosis. Most patients with thrombotic disease have a defective fibrinolytic defense system caused either by plasminogen activator deficiency, excess of plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1), or a combination of the two. In the current series of 27 patients with pancreatic carcinoma, 17 had… (More)