The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 20, Issue 8, pp 796–802

Adenocarcinoma of the jejunum associated with nontropical sprue

Authors

  • Edward P. Petreshock
    • Department of MedicineLong Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center
    • Division of GastroenterologyLong Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center
  • Marius Pessah
    • Department of MedicineLong Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center
    • Division of GastroenterologyLong Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center
  • Eliyahu Menachemi
    • Department of MedicineLong Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center
    • Division of GastroenterologyLong Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/BF01070840

Cite this article as:
Petreshock, E.P., Pessah, M. & Menachemi, E. Digest Dis Sci (1975) 20: 796. doi:10.1007/BF01070840

Summary

A patient with a thirty-year history of celiac disease, developed malabsorption and ultimately intestinal obstruction. He failed to respond to a strict gluten-free diet, steroids, and antibiotics. Postmortem examination revealed primary adenocarcinoma of the small bowel. The relationship between adenocarcinoma of the jejunum and celiac disease is reviewed.

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© Digestive Disease Systems, Inc. 1975