Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, June 12th, 2009
"Clostridium perfringens infection can cause fulminant sepsis, but it rarely occurs within the pancreas. The case of a 76-year-old man with cystic pancreatic lesions in which sepsis developed after endoscopic ultrasound with fine-needle aspiration biopsy is described. The sepsis was managed with pancreatic resection and antibiotics. Clostridium perfringens was isolated from blood cultures and microbiologic smears from the pancreas. Invasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm with lymph node...
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