Saket Kumar, Abhijit Chandra

Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India


A 55-year-old female presented with history of pain in the right hypochondrium along with complete loss of facial and scalp hair over last two months. On evaluation, she was found to have locally advanced, synchronous malignancies of the gallbladder and head of the pancreas. Synchronous malignancy of gallbladder and pancreas is in itself very rare and less than 10 such cases have been reported in the world literature. Alopecia totalis has been classically associated with various autoimmune disorders. However, alopecia totalis as a presenting feature of any abdominal malignancy has never been reported in the medical literature. The present report describes a rare association of synchronous pancreatobiliary malignancies with strange clinical presentation.

Keywords: Alopecia totalis, synchronous, pancreatobiliary, malignancy

Cite this article as: Kumar S, Chandra A. Synchronous pancreas and gallbladder cancer with concomitant alopecia totalis. Turk J Surg 2023; 39 (2): 169-172.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - SK, AC; Design - SK, AC; Supervision - SK, AC; Materials - SK, AC; Data Collection and/or Processing - SK, AC; Analysis and/or Interpretation - SK, AC; Literature Search - SK, AC; Writing Manuscript - SK, AC; Critical Reviews - SK, AC.

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The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

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The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.