Pancreatic adenocarcinoma in type 2 progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis

Lee M. Bass*, Deepa Patil, M. Sambasiva Rao, Richard M. Green, Peter F. Whitington

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Background: BSEP disease results from mutations in ABCB11, which encodes the bile salt export pump (BSEP). BSEP disease is associated with an increased risk of hepatobiliary cancer.Case Presentation: A 36 year old woman with BSEP disease developed pancreatic adenocarcinoma at age 36. She had been treated with a biliary diversion at age 18. A 1.7 × 1.3 cm mass was detected in the pancreas on abdominal CT scan. A 2 cm mass lesion was found at the neck and proximal body of the pancreas. Pathology demonstrated a grade 2-3 adenocarcinoma with invasion into the peripancreatic fat.Conclusions: Clinicians should be aware of the possibility of pancreatic adenocarcinoma in patients with BSEP disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number30
JournalBMC Gastroenterology
StatePublished - Jan 13 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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