Duodenal carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Donald Luke Mathew


Epigastric discomfort and persistent vomiting.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

CECT wth oral contrast

Axial CT sections reveal irregular circumferential mass involving the second and third parts of the duodenum. The proximal edge of the mass is seen to cause shouldering and upward projection. Fat plane between the mass and lateral aspect of head of pancreas is obliterated.

Case Discussion

35 year old female presented with epigastric discomfort and persistent vomiting and contrast-enhanced CT with positive oral contrast demonstrated a duodenal mass. Endoscopic biopsy demonstrated evidence of adenocarcinoma, Whipple surgery was performed, reconfirming duodenal adenocarcinoma as the diagnosis.

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Case information

rID: 54687
Published: 27th Jul 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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