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Hepatogastroenterology. 2000 May-Jun;47(33):887-9.

Successful surgical resection of solid cystic tumor of the pancreas with multiple liver metastases and a tumor thrombus in the portal vein.

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Department of Surgery, Tokyo Bokutoh Metropolitan Hospital, Japan. saiura-tky@umin.ac.jp

Abstract

We report a case of solid cystic tumor of the pancreas with widespread liver metastases and a tumor thrombus in the portal vein. The patient was a 43-year-old woman. She was referred because of an upper abdominal mass and weight loss. Computed tomography disclosed a 10-cm cystic and calcified mass in the body and tail of the pancreas and multiple masses in the liver. She underwent a distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy, extended right lobectomy, and partial resection of the liver. All the tumors were completely resected despite the presence of 20 liver metastases. Histopathological studies showed a tumor thrombus in the intrahepatic portal vein. The patient is well without any signs of recurrence 8 months after the operation. Aggressive surgical resection is considered to yield a good outcome for solid cystic tumor with liver metastases and tumor thrombus of the portal vein.

PMID:
10919054
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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