Wernicke's encephalopathy in chronic gastropancreatic
disease with pyloric stenosis.
(3) Department of Gastropancreatic
Surgery, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, 651 Dongfeng East Road, 510060 Guangzhou, China
SST receptors are commonly expressed in tumors including both endocrine (pituitary adenoma, neuroendocrine and gastropancreatic
neoplasms, thyroid, adrenal, and small cell lung carcinomas) and nonendocrine (gliomas, meningiomas, breast, and ovarian cancers, osteosarcomas) histotypes.
We report an interesting case where an IPMN progressed to a spontaneous gastropancreatic fistula over a period of 10 years as the patient declined surgery at the time of initial diagnosis.
An upper GI endsocopy was done and this revealed a little crater with mucus plug in the body of the stomach along the lesser curve representing the opening of the gastropancreatic fistula.
Expression of the gastropancreatic
membrane mucin MUC1 is also variable in MCN.