Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 223–225 | Cite as

Primary adenocarcinoma of the duodenal bulb: Radiographic and pathologic findings in two cases

  • Thomas J. Barloon
  • Charles H. Lu
  • Hiroshi Honda
  • William P. Walker
  • Joseph Murray


We reviewed the radiographic and pathologic findings in 2 patients with primary adenocarcinoma of the duodenal bulb. Barium studies provided important information, characterizing the nature and extent of the lesion, as well as complete evaluation of the descending and horizontal segments of the duodenum before surgical therapy. Early endoscopy is recommended for nonhealing duodenal ulcers, especially if suggestive malignant changes are present.

Key words

Duodenal bulb, carcinoma Duodenum, ulcer 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas J. Barloon
    • 1
  • Charles H. Lu
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Honda
    • 1
  • William P. Walker
    • 2
  • Joseph Murray
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThe University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyThe University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA
  3. 3.Department of Internal MedicineThe University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA

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