Analysis of Clinical Syndromes in 47 Patients with Pancreatic Cancer at Late Stage

Fang LIANG, Jue SUN, Qi LI, Chao-heng LI, Zhong-ze FAN
2011 Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine  
Objective: To analyze the law governing the distribution of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) syndromes of pancreatic cancer. Methods: The authors used retrospective study to statistically analyze TCM syndromes of patients, separated complex syndromes and calculated the frequency of appearance of single syndromes. Results: The patients mainly suffered from 4 syndromes: blood stasis syndrome, qi stagnation syndrome, qi (yang) deficiency syndrome, and phlegm dampness syndrome. The distribution
more » ... The distribution of syndromes is rarely related to sex, age and morbid site of patients. Conclusion: Owing to complicated distribution of its syndromes, pancreatic cancer should be diagnosed and treated according to its characteristics of deficiency in origin and excess in superficiality.
doi:10.1016/s0254-6272(11)60037-x fatcat:q7pvjqceqnb6fj7k47ccllnkju