Solitary pancreatic renal cell carcinoma metastasis

Authors

  • Miguel Nogueira Hospital Pedro Hispano, Radiology Department
  • Sílvia Costa Dias Hospital Pedro Hispano, Radiology Department
  • Ana Catarina Silva Hospital Pedro Hispano, Radiology Department
  • João Pinto Hospital Pedro Hispano, Pathology Department
  • Jorge Machado Hospital Pedro Hispano, Radiology Department

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.2018.023

Keywords:

Neoplasm Metastasis, Carcinoma, Kidney Neoplasm, Pancreas.

Abstract

Pancreatic metastases are rare; they account for only 2% of all pancreatic malignancies and usually occur when associated with a disseminated metastatic disease. Solitary pancreatic metastases are even less frequent, and there are few reports regarding surgical resection. We report the case of a 77-year-old female patient diagnosed with a single cephalo-pancreatic metastasis of renal cell carcinoma, 16 years after a total nephrectomy. The patient underwent successful pancreaticoduodenectomy, and the diagnosis was confirmed. A subsequent positron emission tomography (PET) scan showed disease relapse, and tyrosine kinase inhibitor treatment with sunitinib was initiated. After 1 year and 4 months, the PET-computed tomography scan showed a complete radiologic response.

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Published

2018-06-13

How to Cite

Nogueira, M., Dias, S. C., Silva, A. C., Pinto, J., & Machado, J. (2018). Solitary pancreatic renal cell carcinoma metastasis. Autopsy and Case Reports, 8(2), e2018023. https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.2018.023

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Article / Clinical Case Report