Renal cell carcinoma presenting as acute pancreatitis and GI bleeding

Joseph M. Klausner*, Roland R. Rozin, Shlomo Lelcuck, Bianka Ilie

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A 75‐year‐old woman was admitted for acute pancreatitis, jaundice, GI bleeding, and a tender mass in the right hypochondrium. Upper gastrointestinal series demonstrated a diverticulum‐like structure on the lateral aspect of the second part of the duodenum. This structure was excised and turned out to be a renal cell carcinoma invading the duodenum by direct extension from the right kidney. Although renal cell carcinoma may present in numerous and often perplexing manifestations, this is a unique presentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-268
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1983


  • GI bleeding
  • carcinoma
  • pancreatitis
  • renal cell


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