Korean J Med.  2020 Feb;95(1):50-55. 10.3904/kjm.2020.95.1.50.

Pancreatic Cancer in a Young Male in His Twenties

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 2Department of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 3Department of Pathology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal malignancies worldwide. The risk of developing pancreatic cancer increases with age. Pancreatic cancer is seen mostly in the elderly; patients under the age of 30 years are rare. Known risk factors for pancreatic cancer include genetic mutations, smoking, chronic pancreatitis, and diabetes mellitus. We report a case of pancreatic cancer in a 27-year-old man without the PRSS1 mutation. Chronic pancreatitis and smoking may have contributed to the development of pancreatic cancer in this patient. We also conducted a literature review on early onset pancreatic cancer.

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췌장암, 나이; 위험인자; 흡연; 만성췌장염; Pancreatic cancer, Age; Risk factors; Smoking; Pancreatitis, Chronic
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