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What is the definition or description of: duodenal cancer?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
AdenoCa in mucosa: An uncommon lesion arising in the mucosa of the 1st to 4th portion of duodenum presenting with obstruction or bleeding. In many cases lesion involves medial ampulla of Vater and obstructs pancreatic duct system requiring Whipple. Prognosis here however better with resection than lesion arising in pancreatic ducts.
Last updated Jun 12, 2017
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