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Duodenal cancer after cardiac transplantation?
  1. Jong-Chan Youn1,
  2. Ji Hae Nahm2,
  3. Seok-Min Kang1
  1. 1Division of Cardiology, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  2. 2Department of Pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  1. Correspondence to Dr Seok-Min Kang, Division of Cardiology, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-752, Republic of Korea; smkang{at}yuhs.ac

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A 42-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with epigastric discomfort, nausea and vomiting 3 months after heart transplantation. Physical examination, chest and abdomen x-ray, electrocardiography and blood tests were unremarkable except for mild elevation of creatinine. Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy showed 30 mm-sized irregular shaped ulceroinfiltrative mass with nodular surface at duodenal second portion, proximal to ampulla of Vater, suspicious of …

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