Adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas
Successful treatment with extended radical surgery, intraoperative radiation therapy, and locoregional chemotherapy
Received: 05 March 2001 Revised: 29 March 2001 Accepted: 29 March 2001 DOI:
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 carcinoma pancreatic cancer extended radical pancreaticoduodenectomy intraoperative radiation therapy intraarterial chemotherapy Download to read the full article text References
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