In 1865 Trousseau first described the association between venous thrombosis and malignancy. We now know that unprovoked deep vein thrombosis of the legs precedes the diagnosis of malignancy in more than 7% of the cases. In bilateral deep vein thrombosis the risk of occult malignancy exceeds 40%. We describe a patient with bilateral deep vein thrombosis as presenting symptom of pancreatic cancer.
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Oct 2007|