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Irish Journal of Medical Science (1971 -)

, Volume 183, Issue 4, pp 677–680 | Cite as

Pancreatic metastasectomy: experience of the Irish National Surgical Centre for Pancreatic Cancer

  • C. E. Redmond
  • H. Adler
  • H. M. Heneghan
  • R. Kelly
  • N. Swan
  • C. P. Cantwell
  • D. Maguire
  • O. Traynor
  • E. Hoti
  • J. G. Geoghegan
  • K. C. Conlon
Brief Report

Abstract

Background

Metastatic tumours of the pancreas are rare and the optimal management of these tumours remains unclear, given the paucity of data existing in the literature. We report our experience of pancreatic metastasectomy.

Methods

Data were reviewed on all patients who underwent pancreatic resection for pathologically confirmed metastatic lesions over a consecutive 7-year period.

Results

Seven patients (two men and five women) underwent a pancreatectomy for a metastatic pancreatic tumour. The primary tumours were renal cell carcinoma (n = 3), colorectal carcinoma (n = 2) and leiomyosarcoma (n = 2). There was no operative mortality. Postoperative morbidities occurred in two patients. The median follow-up was 49 months (range 17–76). Overall 1- and 2-year survivals were 100 and 86 %, respectively, with a 2-year disease-free survival of 72 %.

Conclusions

Our series further supports that pancreatic metastasectomy can be performed safely and achieves acceptable survival outcomes.

Keywords

Pancreas Metastases Metastastasectomy Pancreactectomy 

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Copyright information

© Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. E. Redmond
    • 1
  • H. Adler
    • 1
  • H. M. Heneghan
    • 1
  • R. Kelly
    • 1
  • N. Swan
    • 1
  • C. P. Cantwell
    • 1
  • D. Maguire
    • 1
  • O. Traynor
    • 1
  • E. Hoti
    • 1
  • J. G. Geoghegan
    • 1
  • K. C. Conlon
    • 1
  1. 1.National Surgical Centre for Pancreatic Cancer, St. Vincent’s University HospitalElm ParkIreland

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