Isolated pancreatic metastasis from melanoma. Case report

Portale, Teresa Rosanna and Di Benedetto, Vincenzo and Mosca, Franco and Trovato, Maria Antonietta and Scuderi, M.G. and Puleo, Stefano (2011) Isolated pancreatic metastasis from melanoma. Case report. Il giornale di chirurgia, 32 (3). -137. ISSN 1971-145X

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Pancreas is frequently site of isolated metastasis, approximately in the 40% of cases in patient with previous history of malignant neoplasia, more frequently from renal cell carcinoma. The melanoma metastasis can also interest the pancreas in case of disseminated disease (50% of the cases); more rarely the pancreas is site of isolated metastases from melanoma. The treatment of the pancreatic metastases from melanoma is controversial: the therapeutic choices are few and the role of surgery is not well defined. If the metastasis are confined to the pancreas, the surgical treatment can be useful for better long time survival. We report a rare case of melanoma with pancreatic isolated metastasi in a patient with a previous melanotic metastasis to the inguinal lymph nodes without evidence of primitive tumor.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Melanoma - Pancreatic metastasis - Pancreatectomy
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2016 12:19
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 12:19

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