The Pancreatic Cancer Cases in Dicle University Department of Gastroenterology in the Last Ten Years Ramazan Danış 1, Kadim Bayan 2, Şerif Yılmaz 3, Abdullah Altıntaş 4 1 - Devlet Hastanesi İç Hastalıkları Kliniği / Diyarbakır 2 - Genç Devlet Hastanesi İç Hastalıkları Kliniği /Bingöl 3 - Dicle Üniv. Tıp Fak.İç Hastalıkları A.D./ Diyarbakır 4 - Çınar Tıp Merkezi İç Hastalıkları Kliniği / Bursa
Dicle Med J 2004; 31(1):58-61 ICID: 887859
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 3.00
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Pancreatic cancer is the second most frequent gastrointestinal malignancy, with an extremely poor prognosis. There is a few data about frequency of pancreatic cancer in our country. We evaluate the general features of these patients who diagnosed in Gastroenterology clinic, University of Dicle within last 10 years. There were 55 patients in our study who obtained by screening the past files from last 10 years’ registry.
The gender disturbance was 64% male and 36% female in our pancreatic cancer patients with a male-to-female ratio of 1.75 / 1 . The overall median age was 59.9 years. Of the cases 89% were equal or above 45 years old. The most frequent symptoms were abdominal pain (89%) and weight loss (85%). There were ichterus in 49%, epigasrical mass in 20% and ascitic fluid in 10% of the patients. Sixty percent were heavy smokers, and 16% of them had cholecystectomy history. New-onset diabetes mellitus observed in 36% patients. Of the cases 93% were in high stage (III-IV). Disease which observed in advanced age and had male dominance, must be kept in mind as an entity in case of new-onset diabetes mellitus and gastrointestinal alarm symptoms