Rare case of gallbladder carcinoma misdiagnosed as pancreatic adenocarcinoma in a 5 week pregnant female patient

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dc.contributor.author Emmanuel, Nancy
dc.contributor.author El Sayegh, Julien Sami
dc.contributor.author El Orra, Said
dc.contributor.author Slim, Abdallah
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-13T09:27:59Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-13T09:27:59Z
dc.date.copyright 2020 en_US
dc.date.issued 2022-10-13
dc.identifier.issn 2675-2611 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/14057
dc.description.abstract Background: Gallbladder carcinoma is the fifth most common gastrointestinal malignant neoplasm and the most frequent malignant tumor of the biliary tract. It has a poor prognosis, with a 50% 1-year survival rate for patients with stage 1 disease. Unfortunately, this rare disease usually presents at a more advanced stage, with a 5-year survival rate of only 5%. Case Presentation: The present study describes a case of gallbladder adenocarcinoma presenting in a 34 years old female patient of 5 weeks gestational age in the form of a right upper quadrant pain radiating to the back. The patient had no known history of gallstones, cholecystitis, chronic H. pylori infection or other risk factors. Being 5 weeks pregnant, imaging was first restricted to an abdominopelvic ultrasound and MRI without contrast, which revealed a peri-duodenal-pancreatic mass. There was a high suspicion of pancreatic tumor after an endoscopic ultrasound FNA had revealed an adenocarcinoma, on pathology. It was only after opting for a Whipple procedure that pathology revealed that the primary tumor was a gallbladder adenocarcinoma with an 8 cm peri-pancreatic mass, represented by a poorly-differentiated adenocarcinoma, that probably developed within a lymph node. Fortunately, the patient presented early and resection was successfully performed. She is following-up with oncology for chemotherapy. Conclusions: The purpose of this report is to highlight a rare disease occurring in a young pregnant patient, and how it was misdiagnosed as a pancreatic adenocarcinoma due to the involvement of the peri-pancreatic lymph node, the results of the EUS guided FNA, and of the preoperative imaging studies. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Rare case of gallbladder carcinoma misdiagnosed as pancreatic adenocarcinoma in a 5 week pregnant female patient en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201801809 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal International Journal of Clinical Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 1 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 1-5 en_US
dc.keywords Gallbladder carcinoma en_US
dc.keywords Rare case en_US
dc.keywords Misdiagnosis en_US
dc.keywords Pregnant patient en_US
dc.keywords Case report en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.38179/ijcr.v1i1.1 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Emmanuel, N., El Sayegh, J. S., El-Orra, S., & Slim, A. (2020). A Case Report: Rare Case of Gallbladder Carcinoma Misdiagnosed as Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma in a 5 Week Pregnant Female Patient. International Journal of Clinical Research, 1(1), 1-5. en_US
dc.author.email abdallah.slim@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://ijcrcentral.com/index.php/IJCR/article/view/1 en_US
dc.note Case Report en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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