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Renal Tubular Obstruction by Mucoproteins from Adenocarcinoma of Pancreas

Br Med J 1974; 2 doi: (Published 13 April 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;2:87

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  1. J. R. Hobbs,
  2. D. J. Evans,
  3. O. M. Wrong


    We report a case in which mucoproteins from an adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, released into the ascitic fluid and serum, were filtered through the renal glomeruli to form very viscous casts which obstructed the renal collecting tubules and caused the patient's death from oliguria.