J Korean Surg Soc.  2008 Dec;75(6):411-414.

Adenosquamous Carcinoma of the Pancreas Literature Review

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Catholic University of Daegu School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. hyskhk@cu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Daegu School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

Adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas is a rare tumor that has a less than favorable prognosis because of its aggressive biological behavior. A 47-year-old man was admitted with complaints of right upper quadrant pain of the abdomen. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a low density solid mass lesion in the uncinate process of the pancreas. Dynamic CT, fine needle aspiration by endoscopic ultrasound and the cytological examination by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography were performed for making the preoperative diagnosis, but the results were a disappointment. Pylorus preserving pancreatoduodenectomy was performed. The resection specimen was composed of squamous cell carcinoma components mixed with adenocarcinoma. The patient stopped further treatment after his 1st chemotherapy cycle because of his poor condition, which due to multiple metastases to the liver and lymph nodes. We report here on a case of adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas and we review the relevant Korean literature.

Keyword

Pancreas; Adenosquamous; Carcinoma

MeSH Terms

Abdomen
Adenocarcinoma
Biopsy, Fine-Needle
Carcinoma, Adenosquamous
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
Humans
Liver
Lymph Nodes
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Metastasis
Pancreas
Pancreaticoduodenectomy
Prognosis
Pylorus
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