Pancreatic cancer: 48-year-old diagnosed with disease after blood clots struck lower leg

Pancreatic cancer: 48-year-old diagnosed with disease after blood clots struck lower leg

According to the case report, thrombotic events represent the second leading cause of death in cancer patients after the disease itself. These events tend to be diagnosed as one of three conditions, which are deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and material thrombosis. The patient developed critical left limb ischaemia, with gangrene of the midfoot and three of the patients’ toes diagnosed. This was put down to Trousseau’s syndrome, a rare blood clotting disorder that results in migratory blood clots, in association with an undiagnosed malignancy.