Carcinosarcoma of the Pancreas: How a Common Blood Disorder Can Hide an Extremely Rare Tumour

  • Anastasios Katsourakis Department of Surgery, Agios Dimitrios General Hospital. Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Christos Svoronos Department of Surgery, Agios Dimitrios General Hospital. Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Efthimios Chatzitheoklitos Department of Surgery, Agios Dimitrios General Hospital. Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Iosif Hadjis Department of Surgery, Agios Dimitrios General Hospital. Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Michael Alatsakis Department of Surgery, Agios Dimitrios General Hospital. Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Charalambos Mirelis Department of Surgery, Agios Dimitrios General Hospital. Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Apostolos Sovatzidis Department of Surgery, Agios Dimitrios General Hospital. Thessaloniki, Greece
  • George Noussios Laboratory of Anatomy of Department of Physical Education (at Serres), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki, Greece
Keywords: Anemia, Carcinosarcoma, Pancreas

Abstract

Context Sarcomas represent a relatively rare malignancy. Primary sarcomas of the pancreas represent an extremely rare pathology. Case report We report a case of primary pancreatic carcinoma that presented with anaemia. The patient underwent a Kausch-Whipple operation, and, 16 months after the operation, the patient is disease free. Conclusion This unique case describes an extremely rare gastrointestinal tumour that was found during the patient's anaemia assessment.

Image: Gastro-duodenoscopy demonstrating a tumor at the ampulla of Vater.

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Gastro-duodenoscopy demonstrating a tumor at the ampulla of Vater
Published
2015-05-20
How to Cite
Katsourakis, A., Svoronos, C., Chatzitheoklitos, E., Hadjis, I., Alatsakis, M., Mirelis, C., Sovatzidis, A., & Noussios, G. (2015). Carcinosarcoma of the Pancreas: How a Common Blood Disorder Can Hide an Extremely Rare Tumour. JOP. Journal of the Pancreas, 16(3), 310-312. https://doi.org/10.6092/1590-8577/3003
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