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Pancreatobiliary and pancreatoduodenal fistulae in intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas: Report of a case

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Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) of the pancreas present more commonly in the elderly. This report describes a case of IPMN in a 36-year-old man who presented with obstructive jaundice and weight loss. The initial investigation by computed tomography scan revealed a cystic lesion in the head of pancreas fistulating into the duodenum and the common bile duct (CBD). Subsequent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography revealed a low CBD stricture with proximal filling defects. Mucin was observed extruding from the biliary orifice following an endoscopic sphincterotomy. A classic Whipple’s pancreatoduodenectomy was performed to excise the lesion. A histological examination of the lesion confirmed the presence of a malignant IPMN of the pancreas complicated by pancreatobiliary and pancreatoduodenal fistulae.

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Bong, J.J., Wang, J. & Spalding, D.R. Pancreatobiliary and pancreatoduodenal fistulae in intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas: Report of a case. Surg Today 41, 281–284 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00595-009-4217-0

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Key words

  • Pancreatic neoplasm
  • Adenocarcinoma mucinous
  • Adenocarcinoma papillary
  • Fistula