Resection of liver metastasis after a pancreatoduodenectomy for pancreaticcancer: A case report

Citation
Kj. Ko et al., Resection of liver metastasis after a pancreatoduodenectomy for pancreaticcancer: A case report, HEP-GASTRO, 48(38), 2001, pp. 375-377
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Gastroenerology and Hepatology","da verificare
Journal title
HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY
ISSN journal
0172-6390 → ACNP
Volume
48
Issue
38
Year of publication
2001
Pages
375 - 377
Database
ISI
SICI code
0172-6390(200103/04)48:38<375:ROLMAA>2.0.ZU;2-H
Abstract
A case of resected liver metastasis from pancreatic cancer, in a 69-year-ol d woman who obtained a relatively long survival, is presented. Primary panc reatic cancer was found in a patient presenting with obstructive jaundice a nd a loss of appetite. A pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy was carri ed out on December 2, 1996. Eleven months later, a 1.5-cm mass was found in the right posterior segment of the liver. Although the tumor size had incr eased to 2.5cm 5 months later, no other metastases were observed. Therefore , the right posterior segment of the liver was resected. Eleven months afte r the second operation, recurrence was found in the cut surface of the live r and the left caudate lobe. She died on May 1, 1999. This case demonstrate d a relatively favorable prognosis in comparison to other common type of li ver metastasis from pancreatic cancer. This study discusses the peculiariti es of this case and emphasizes the necessity to carefully select the patien ts before attempting to resect the liver metastasis from pancreatic cancer.