Repeated pancreatectomy for metachronous pancreatic cancer has rarely been reported. We report 3 cases with metachronous pancreatic ductal carcinoma that developed after pancreatectomy for the first pancreatic cancer. They were successfully resected by removal of the remnant pancreas. In all 3 cases, the cancers in the remnant pancreas were treated with repeated pancreatectomy. The histological margin of the first pancreatic resection was cancer-free in all the cases. Furthermore, the second cancer tissue contained carcinoma lesions in situ adjacent to invasive ductal carcinoma. Based on these findings, the 3 patients were diagnosed with metachronous pancreatic cancers.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research