Pancreatic metastases from renal cell carcinoma: A case report and literature review of the clinical and radiological characteristics

Yoshinori Hoshino, Hiroharu Shinozaki, Yuki Kimura, Yohei Masugi, Homare Ito, Toshiaki Terauchi, Masaru Kimata, Junji Furukawa, Kenji Kobayashi, Yoshiro Ogata

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Abstract

Metastatic pancreatic cancer is rare, accounting for approximately 2% of all pancreatic malignancies, and most cases arise from renal cell carcinoma. We report the case of a 63-year-old woman, who presented with a pancreatic tumor detected during her annual health examination. She had undergone left nephrectomy 13 years previously for renal cell carcinoma. Computed tomography (CT) revealed two tumors in the head and body of the pancreas, a hypervascular tumor and a hypovascular tumor with an enhanced rim, respectively. She underwent pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy, and metastatic pancreatic tumors arising from the kidney with clustered clear cell carcinoma immunohistochemically positive for CD10 were diagnosed. This report presents the different enhancement features of different lesions on CT scans. Because the enhancement features of lesions have been reported to vary according to the size of the metastatic tumor, a knowledge of the history of renal cell carcinoma is crucial for diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number289
JournalWorld Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 9

Keywords

  • Imaging
  • Pancreatic metastasis
  • Radiological characteristics
  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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