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Surgery for metastatic renal cell carcinoma in the pancreatic head: A case report and literature review
Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 2019 Feb;23(1):91-5
Published online February 28, 2019;
Copyright © 2019 Korean Association of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery.

Sungho Jo, In Jun Yang, and Sanghyun Song

Department of Surgery, Dankook University Hospital, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea
Received April 26, 2018; Revised August 1, 2018; Accepted August 18, 2018.
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.
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.
Keywords : Pancreatic neoplasm; Carcinoma; Renal cell; Pancreatectomy


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