International Journal of Pancreatology

, 29:53

Adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas

Successful treatment with extended radical surgery, intraoperative radiation therapy, and locoregional chemotherapy

Authors

    • Second Department of SurgeryWakayama Medical University, School of Medicine
  • Hiroshi Tanimura
    • Second Department of SurgeryWakayama Medical University, School of Medicine
  • Hironobu Onishi
    • Second Department of SurgeryWakayama Medical University, School of Medicine
  • Masaji Tani
    • Second Department of SurgeryWakayama Medical University, School of Medicine
  • Hiroyuki Kinoshita
    • Second Department of SurgeryWakayama Medical University, School of Medicine
  • Manabu Kawai
    • Second Department of SurgeryWakayama Medical University, School of Medicine
  • Shozo Yokoyama
    • Second Department of SurgeryWakayama Medical University, School of Medicine
  • Kazuhisa Uchiyama
    • Second Department of SurgeryWakayama Medical University, School of Medicine
Article

DOI: 10.1385/IJGC:29:1:53

Cite this article as:
Yamaue, H., Tanimura, H., Onishi, H. et al. International Journal of Pancreatology (2001) 29: 53. doi:10.1385/IJGC:29:1:53

Summary

Background. Adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas is a rare tumor with an extremely poor survival rate. No obvious evidence that multidisciplinary treatments improves the prognosis and survival has been reported.

Patient and Results. A 63-yr-old female with adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas underwent extended radical surgery, intraoperative radiation therapy, postoperative intraarterial chemotherapy, and external beam radiation therapy. The patient is alive at 40 mo after surgery with no recurrence.

Conclusions. Multidisciplinary treatments including aggressive surgery, intraoperative radiation therapy, and locoregional chemotherapy might improve the survival of patients with adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas to inhibit liver metastasis and local recurrence.

Key Words

Adenosquamous carcinomapancreatic cancerextended radical pancreaticoduodenectomyintraoperative radiation therapyintraarterial chemotherapy
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© Humana Press Inc 2001