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Pancreatic carcinoma presenting as bleeding from segmental gastric varices: pitfalls in diagnosis.
  1. F. J. Mullan,
  2. S. T. McKelvey
  1. Surgical Department, Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Belfast, Northern Ireland.


    Splenic vein occlusion leading to gastric variceal haemorrhage should be considered in cases of obscure upper gastrointestinal bleeding. We report an unusual case in which the underlying pathology was a resectable carcinoma of the pancreatic tail.

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