Case 5-1990

Fever Three Weeks after an Operation for Pancreatic Cancer

Richard C. Cabot, Robert E. Scully, Eugene J. Mark, William F. McNeely, Betty U. McNeely, Charles Trey, Carolyn Compton

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Presentation of Case A 61-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of fever, chilliness, and nausea three weeks after an operation for carcinoma of the pancreas. The patient was well until three months earlier, when she began to have persistent low-back pain that was unrelated to position or activity. X-ray study of the spine, a radionuclide bone scan, and an ultrasonographic examination of the pelvis were negative. A barium-enema examination revealed no abnormality except sigmoid diverticula. Anorexia, nausea, and vomiting developed, and one month before admission she first entered this hospital. Physical examination on entry was negative except for…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-325
Number of pages8
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume322
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Pancreatic Neoplasms
Nausea
Fever
Diverticulum
Anorexia
Sigmoid Colon
Low Back Pain
Pelvis
Radioisotopes
Physical Examination
Vomiting
Pancreas
Spine
X-Rays
Carcinoma
Bone and Bones
Barium Enema

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Cabot, R. C., Scully, R. E., Mark, E. J., McNeely, W. F., McNeely, B. U., Trey, C., & Compton, C. (1990). Case 5-1990: Fever Three Weeks after an Operation for Pancreatic Cancer. New England Journal of Medicine, 322(5), 318-325. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199002013220508

Case 5-1990 : Fever Three Weeks after an Operation for Pancreatic Cancer. / Cabot, Richard C.; Scully, Robert E.; Mark, Eugene J.; McNeely, William F.; McNeely, Betty U.; Trey, Charles; Compton, Carolyn.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 322, No. 5, 01.02.1990, p. 318-325.

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Cabot, RC, Scully, RE, Mark, EJ, McNeely, WF, McNeely, BU, Trey, C & Compton, C 1990, 'Case 5-1990: Fever Three Weeks after an Operation for Pancreatic Cancer', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 322, no. 5, pp. 318-325. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199002013220508
Cabot RC, Scully RE, Mark EJ, McNeely WF, McNeely BU, Trey C et al. Case 5-1990: Fever Three Weeks after an Operation for Pancreatic Cancer. New England Journal of Medicine. 1990 Feb 1;322(5):318-325. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199002013220508
Cabot, Richard C. ; Scully, Robert E. ; Mark, Eugene J. ; McNeely, William F. ; McNeely, Betty U. ; Trey, Charles ; Compton, Carolyn. / Case 5-1990 : Fever Three Weeks after an Operation for Pancreatic Cancer. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1990 ; Vol. 322, No. 5. pp. 318-325.
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