Acinar Cell Carcinoma of the Pancreas: A Rare Cause of Left‐Sided Portal Hypertension

Shyr‐Ming ‐M Sheen‐Chen, Hock‐Liew ‐L Eng, Yung Liang Wan, Fong‐Fu ‐F Chou

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Isolated splenic vein obstruction with left‐sided portal hypertension is a rare clinical condition. Owing to the close relationship of the splenic vein and the pancreas, this rare phenomenon is usually secondary to pancreatic inflammation or neoplasm. Acinar cell carcinoma has long been recognized as a distinctive, rare type of pancreatic carcinoma. A case of isolated splenic vein obstruction with left‐sided portal hypertension secondary to acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas, which we are reporting here, is thought to the first documented in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1070-1072
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1991
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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