Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg.  2019 Feb;23(1):91-95. 10.14701/ahbps.2019.23.1.91.

Surgery for metastatic renal cell carcinoma in the pancreatic head: A case report and literature review

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Dankook University Hospital, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea. youngmoon77@gmail.com

Abstract

Malignant tumors that metastasize to the pancreas are rare. Among them, renal cell carcinoma is the most common. Surgical resection is more effective in treatment for patients with pancreatic metastasis from renal cell carcinoma, although targeted therapy is applied, to advanced renal cell carcinoma. It is essential to know exact medical history of the patient, because metastasis can occur late after nephrectomy. Surgical procedure may vary, depending on location and number of tumors. We report a case of resection of a pancreatic head tumor, 20 years after nephrectomy due to renal cell carcinoma.

Keyword

Pancreatic neoplasm; Carcinoma; Renal cell; Pancreatectomy

MeSH Terms

Carcinoma, Renal Cell*
Head*
Humans
Neoplasm Metastasis
Nephrectomy
Pancreas
Pancreatectomy
Pancreatic Neoplasms
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