Unusual Presentation of Pneumoperitoneum Caused by Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas Penetrating the Descending Colon Associated with Splenic Abscess

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Background: Although pancreatic cancer is frequently locally aggressive, initial presentation as pneumoperitoneum is atypical. We report a case of ruptured spleen probably due to direct invasion of pancreatic cancer to descending colon presenting as peritonitis and pneumoperitoneum. Methods: We examined the case of a woman who presented to our emergency… (More)

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@inproceedings{Nishimura2016UnusualPO, title={Unusual Presentation of Pneumoperitoneum Caused by Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas Penetrating the Descending Colon Associated with Splenic Abscess}, author={Takeshi Nishimura and Atsunori Nakao and Yasuaki Tsuchida and Ikuo Matsuda and Seiichi Hirota and Isamu Yamada and Joji Kotani}, year={2016} }