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A 66-year-old woman with pancreatic cancer comes to ...
Add'l UW fun fact is differentiating from gastric varices 2/2 PHTN:
Gastric varices: can also be seen w/ splenic vein throbmobis 2/2 chronic panceatitis, pancreatic cancer and abdominal tumors - gause gastric varices only in the fundus (remainder of stomach and esophagus usually not affected vs. PHTN: increased pressure in left gastric vens thus both gastric and esophageal varices)