The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 20, Issue 8, pp 796–802

Adenocarcinoma of the jejunum associated with nontropical sprue

  • Edward P. Petreshock
  • Marius Pessah
  • Eliyahu Menachemi
Case Report


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

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward P. Petreshock
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marius Pessah
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eliyahu Menachemi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineLong Island Jewish-Hillside Medical CenterNew Hyde Park
  2. 2.Division of GastroenterologyLong Island Jewish-Hillside Medical CenterNew Hyde Park

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