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Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2017;2017:3212056. doi: 10.1155/2017/3212056. Epub 2017 May 17.

An Unusual Case of Pancreatic Metastasis from Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lung Diagnosed by EUS-Guided Fine Needle Biopsy.

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1
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.
2
Department of Gastroenterology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan.
3
Department of Endoscopy, Nagoya University Hospital, Nagoya, Japan.
4
Division of Anatomic Pathology and Cytopathology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Abstract

We report a case of a 70-year-old man who presented with abdominal pain and weight loss, with initial imaging showing simultaneous mass lesions in the pancreas and lungs along with extensive lymphadenopathy in the thorax up to the left supraclavicular region. Core biopsies of the left supraclavicular lymph node showed squamous cell carcinoma, which required differentiation between secondary and primary pancreatic neoplasms. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided sampling using a novel fine needle biopsy system was key to making a definite histological diagnosis and determining the best treatment plan.

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