Case 39

Alissa J. Walsh, Otto C. Buchel, Jane Collier and Simon P.L. Travis

in Oxford Case Histories in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199557899
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753329 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 39

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A 76-year-old non-English speaking woman presented to the gastroenterology outpatient department with a 4-month history (through an interpreter) of nausea, decreased appetite, early satiety, and 3kg weight loss. She had mild abdominal discomfort and pancreatic surgery 25 years previously for a pancreatic abscess, but no history of diabetes or steatorrhoea. She had atrial fibrillation, for which she was on warfarin.

Chapter.  1022 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gastroenterology

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