Pancreatic plasmacytoma presenting as variceal hemorrhage: Life threatening complication of a rare entity

Muslim Atiq, Syed Abbas Ali, Shyam Dang, Somashekhar G. Krishna, Elias Anaisse, Kevin W. Olden, Farshad Aduli

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Abstract

Context: Pancreatic plasmacytoma is a rare entity and presents with features of mass lesion of pancreas. Case report: We present an interesting case of pancreatic plasmacytoma with life threatening gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to isolated gastric varices. Conclusion: This case highlights the importance of considering it in differential diagnosis of patients with anemia, recurrent pancreatitis or jaundice and isolated gastric varices, prompting a CT scan to evaluate for any pancreatic mass lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-188
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Pancreas
Volume10
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 24 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Esophageal and gastric varices
  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • Pancreatitis
  • Plasmacytoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Hepatology
  • Endocrinology

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    Atiq, M., Ali, S. A., Dang, S., Krishna, S. G., Anaisse, E., Olden, K. W., & Aduli, F. (2009). Pancreatic plasmacytoma presenting as variceal hemorrhage: Life threatening complication of a rare entity. Journal of the Pancreas, 10(2), 187-188.