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Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões

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Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. vol.26 no.2 Rio de Janeiro Mar./Apr. 1999 



Adenocarcinoma primário de duodeno


Adenocarcinoma of the duodenum



Hamilton Petry de Souza, TCBC-RSI; Marcelo GarciaTonetoII; André BonfantiIII; Gilmara PandolfoIV

IProfessor Auxiliar da Disciplina de Cirurgia Abdominal e Coordenador do Departamento de Cirurgia da FAMED - PUC-RS; Chefe da Residência em Cirurgia do Trauma do HPS-PA
IICirurgião do HSL. Aluno do Curso de Pós-Graduação (Mestrado) da FAMED - PUC-RS
IIIMédico Residente no 2° ano da Residência em Cirurgia Geral de HSL
IVDoutoranda da FAMED - PUC-RS

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Primary adenocarcinoma of the duodenum is an extremely rare disease, and represents only 0.35 % of all gastrointestinal malignies. Early detection of the disease is dificult because doesn't have pathognomonic simptoms. The Whipple procedure is the optimal method of treatment. The authors relate one case of a adenocarcinoma of the duodenum in a 65- year-old white female with a history of abdominal pain for a six-month period, associated with postprandial fullness, vomiting and weight loss. Endoscopy showed a elevated tumor in the second part of the duodenum, with partial obstruction of the lumen. Histological study of endoscopic biopsies reveled a moderare differentiated adenocarcinoma of the duodenum. The treatment was surgical. The authors comment on the more important aspects of this pathology.

Key words: Duodenum; Cancer of the duodenum; Adenocarcinoma of the duodenum; Adenocarcinoma of the small bowel.



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Endereço para correspondência:
Dr. Hamilton Petry de Souza
Rua Antonio Parreiras, 145/401
90450-050 - Porto Alegre-RS

Recebido em 29/6/98
Aceito para publicação em 4/1/99



Trabalho realizado no Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do Hospital São Lucas - HSL - PUC-RS e Departamento de Cirurgia da Faculdade de Medicina da PUC-RS.

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