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Pancreatic resection for renal cell carcinoma metastasis: a case review
Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 2017 Aug;21(3):176-9
Published online August 31, 2017
Copyright © 2017 Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg.

Sanghwa Ko1, Sungpil Yun1, Suk Kim2, Tae-nam Kim3, and Hyung-Il Seo1

1Department of Surgery, 2Department of Radiology, and 3Department of Urology, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine and Biomedical Research Institute, Busan, Korea
Received March 4, 2017; Revised March 29, 2017; Accepted May 22, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common type of kidney malignancy. The pancreas is an infrequent site of metastasis in relation to any type of malignancy. However, RCC is one of the tumor types that most frequently metasta-size to the pancreas. In this study, we report our experiences with two patients who underwent pancreatic resection for metastatic RCC tumors; of these two patients, one patient had a tumor was a metachronous pancreas-only tumor, and the other patient’s tumor was synchronous with hematogenous lung metastasis. Following left-side pancreatic re-section, the patients were administered tyrosine kinase inhibitors. (Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 2017;21:176-179)
Keywords : Renal cell carcinoma; Metastasis; Pancreas