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Surgical treatment of renal cell carcinoma metastatic to the pancreas: report of one case and review of the literature

Metastasis of Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma (CCRCC) to the pancreas is uncommon. Herein, we describe a case of a 53-year-old man with a history of CCRCC treated by radical left nephrectomy 11 years previously, who presented with a pancreatic tumor detected during health examination. Computed Tomography (CT) scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography CT (PET-CT) confirmed a solitary mass at the head of pancreas. Cytological diagnosis by FNA prior to surgery was metastatic carcinoma. Standard pancreaticoduodenectomy was performed and postoperative pathology confirmed as metastatic CCRCC. The patient had an uneventful post-operative recovery. Now he was followed up for 18 months and no clinical signs of recurrence occurred.

Author(s): Wei-Feng Yao, Jun-Wei Liu, Xiang-Lei He, Cheng-Wu Zhang