A 62-year-old man with findings of chronic iron deficiency anemia and weight loss. Symptoms included intermittent rectal bleeding alternated with black stools.
A 62-year-old man presented with findings of chronic iron deficiency anemia. Symptoms included intermittent rectal bleeding alternated with black stools.
Physical exam remarkable for cachectic man with more than 20 pounds weight loss. No lymphadenopathy.
Upper and lower endoscopy remarkable for severe esophagitis. CT with findings of duplicated pancreas, with annular configuration of the duplication causing gastric outlet obstruction.
MRI confirmed tissue arising ventrally from the pancreatic body, with typical pancreatic cobblestoning. Isointense to the pancreatic parenchyma in all sequences.
The antroduodenum was encircled demonstrating abundant intraluminal ingested material admixed with fluid throughout stomach. No peripancreatic inflammatory changes or fluid collections. No lymphadenopathy was identified.
Patient was treated symptomatically. Iron supplement and MTV were added to therapy. Marked increased in HGB (From 7 to 12 G/DL with almost normal MCV). CMP without significant lytes disturbance.
Hiram Ortega-Cruz, MD, is a gastroenterology fellow, VA Caribbean Health Care System (VACHS), San Juan , PR.
Eduardo Acosta-Pumarejo, MD is on the radiology staff, VACHS, San Juan , PR.