Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 420–423

Adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas: report of two cases

  • T. Komatsuda
  • H. Ishida
  • K. Konno
  • M. Sato
  • S. Watanabe
  • T. Furuya
  • J. Ishida
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s002610000059

Cite this article as:
Komatsuda, T., Ishida, H., Konno, K. et al. Abdom Imaging (2000) 25: 420. doi:10.1007/s002610000059

Abstract

Adenosquamous carcinoma (ASqC) of the pancreas is a rare tumor. We analyzed the radiologic findings and clinical manifestations in two such cases. In both cases (a 51-year-old woman and a 67-year-old man), the portal system was selectively and largely invaded, the superior mesenteric vein in one and the splenic vein in the other, without arterial invasion. Thus, peripancreatic vessels should be carefully observed in patients with ASqC of the pancreas. One case showed an unusual mode of spread. Only a huge metastatic lesion was initially detected, leading to the misdiagnosis of primary malignant mesenteric tumor. Such an unusual growth pattern is also worth noting.

Key words: Ultrasound—Doppler—Pancreas—Neoplasm (adenosquamous carcinoma)—Portal vein.

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Komatsuda
    • 1
  • H. Ishida
    • 1
  • K. Konno
    • 1
  • M. Sato
    • 1
  • S. Watanabe
    • 1
  • T. Furuya
    • 2
  • J. Ishida
    • 3
  1. 1.First Department of Internal Medicine, Akita University School of Medicine, 1-1-1 Hondo, Akita City, JapanJP
  2. 2.First Department of Surgery, Akita University School of Medicine, 1-1-1 Hondo, Akita City, JapanJP
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, Tokyo Medical University, 6-7-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjukuku, Tokyo, JapanJP