A huge intra-abdominal mass in a young man

Tsujino, T.; Kogure, H.; Scisahira, N.; Isoyama, H.; Tada, M.; Kawabe, T.; Omata, M.; Akahane, M.; Sano, K.; Makuuchi, M.
October 2007
Gut;Oct2007, Vol. 56 Issue 10, p1372
Academic Journal
Case Study
A case study of a 19-year-old man with a 3-year history of left upper abdominal distention is presented. The patient had no notable past medical history such as abdominal trauma or pancreatitis. On physical examination, a huge elastic hard mass was palpable in the left abdomen, but he did not complain of tenderness. Laboratory data on admission were unremarkable, including normal values for white blood cell count, C-reactive protein, pancreatic enzymes and tumor markers.


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