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Uterine cancer presenting as obstructive jaundice

Authors Manuel V, Rocha E, Fortini G, Pascoal Z, Netto R, Rengel L, Birolini C, Utiyama E

Received 16 March 2016

Accepted for publication 11 May 2016

Published 7 July 2016 Volume 2016:8 Pages 261—263


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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Fredrick Rosario Joseph

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Elie Al-Chaer

Valdano Manuel, Eserval Rocha, Giovana Fortini, Zeida Pascoal, Renata Netto, Lenira Rengel, Claudio Birolini, Edivaldo Massazo Utiyama

Department of General and Trauma Surgery, Hospital das Clínicas, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Abstract: Obstructive jaundice as an initial manifestation of uterine cancer is extremely rare. We present a case of a 72-year-old female who presented with obstructive jaundice, supposedly for pancreatic cancer. After detailed diagnostic investigation, the cause of the jaundice was attributed to a metastatic compression of the common bile duct, from the primary neoplasm of the uterus. This case highlights the importance of including uterine cancer in the differential diagnosis of woman presenting with obstructive jaundice, even though it is very rare.

Keywords: obstructive jaundice, uterine cancer, pancreatic metastasis, bile ducts

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