Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism in Pancreatic Cancer

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Abstract

Cancers of the pancreas, ovary and brain are strongly associated with thromboembolic events. Pancreatic cancer has a thromboembolic incidence rate of between 10 - 57%, higher than any other gastrointestinal malignancy. It has been observed that patient survival rate decreases when thromboembolism occur at or within 1 year of the original diagnosis Furthermore, patients with a recurrence of thromboembolism also have reduced survival rates. The mechanism responsible for the connection between thromboembolic events and pancreatic cancer patient survival rates are not well understood at this time. Here we report three cases of patients with pancreatic cancer associated with presentation of thromboembolic events, including pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-176
Number of pages6
Journal台灣癌症醫學雜誌
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • 胰臟癌
  • 血栓栓塞
  • 肺栓塞
  • 深部靜脈栓塞
  • pancreatic cancer
  • thromboembolic events
  • pulmonary embolism
  • deep venous thrombosis

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