Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths, being responsible for 7% of all cancer-related deaths in both men and women. Patients usually present with weight loss, epigastric pain, obstructive jaundice or development of diabetes mellitus. Unusual presentations include pancreatic rupture, depression, icthyosis etc. Presentation as upper gastrointestinal bleed is very rare in pancreatic cancer and usually occurs due to sinistral portal hypertension. We present here a case of pancreatic cancer that presented to us as upper GI bleed.
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Author(s): Muzamil Latief,Waseem Raja Dar,Ouber Qayoom,Najeebullah Sofl,Imtiyaz Ahmad, Farhat Abbas Dar,Pervez Sofl
-, Life Threatening Disease, Clinical Guidelines, Medicine and Surgery, Chronic Illness