Successful outcome after resection of pancreatic cancer with a solitary hepatic metastasis

Kazuaki Shimada, Tomoo Kosuge, Junji Yamamoto, Susumu Yamasaki, Michiie Sakamoto

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The presence of hepatic metastasis in pancreatic cancer has generally been considered to be a contraindication for surgery. However, the present case survived seven years after concomitant resection of pancreatic cancer and hepatic metastasis. This shows that hepatic metastasis may be a strong predictor of poor survival, but not a determinant of noncurability. Surgical resection may be an option for highly selected patients with pancreatic cancer complicated with hepatic metastasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-605
Number of pages3
Issue number56
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Mar 1



  • Pancreatic carcinoma
  • Pancreatic resection
  • Solitary liver metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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