Pancreatic metastasis from renal cell carcinoma extending into the main pancreatic duct: A case report

Shinichi Yachida, Noriyoshi Fukushima, Yae Kanai, Satoshi Nimura, Kazuaki Shimada, Junji Yamamoto, Michiie Sakamoto

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While metastasis to the pancreas is uncommon, it may occur from renal cell carcinomas (RCCs). We here present a case of pancreatic metastasis from RCC extending into the main pancreatic duct (MPD) in a 66-year-old Japanese man. The patient had a history of RCC treated with a radical nephrectomy 17 years previously and was found to have a mass ∼2 cm in diameter in the body of the pancreas on radiological images. The patient was suspected of having pancreatic metastasis from RCC and underwent a distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy. Histologically, the tumor consisted of cells arranged in trabecular and alveolar structures with clear or eosinophilic granular cytoplasm, compatible with a metastatic RCC. The pancreatic tumor extended into the MPD with the stream of pancreatic juice. This condition is similar to RCC extension into the renal vein and the inferior vena cava. In conclusion, although extension into the MPD may be rare, such a growth pattern may be characteristic of metastases from RCCs.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)315-317
ページ数3
ジャーナルJapanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
32
発行部数8
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2002 8 1
外部発表Yes

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Pancreatic Ducts
Renal Cell Carcinoma
Neoplasm Metastasis
Pancreas
Pancreatic Juice
Pancreatectomy
Renal Veins
Inferior Vena Cava
Splenectomy
Nephrectomy
Neoplasms
Cytoplasm
Growth

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  • Oncology

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Pancreatic metastasis from renal cell carcinoma extending into the main pancreatic duct : A case report. / Yachida, Shinichi; Fukushima, Noriyoshi; Kanai, Yae; Nimura, Satoshi; Shimada, Kazuaki; Yamamoto, Junji; Sakamoto, Michiie.

:: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology, 巻 32, 番号 8, 01.08.2002, p. 315-317.

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Yachida, Shinichi ; Fukushima, Noriyoshi ; Kanai, Yae ; Nimura, Satoshi ; Shimada, Kazuaki ; Yamamoto, Junji ; Sakamoto, Michiie. / Pancreatic metastasis from renal cell carcinoma extending into the main pancreatic duct : A case report. :: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2002 ; 巻 32, 番号 8. pp. 315-317.
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