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Concomitant Duodenal and Pancreatic Metastases from Renal Cell Carcinoma: Report of a Case

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The pancreas and duodenum are uncommon sites for metastasis from renal cell carcinoma. Pancreatic or small intestinal metastases mainly occur when there is widespread nodal and visceral involvement and evidence of metastatic disease elsewhere in the body. We describe herein the case of a 68-year-old man in whom metastases arising from renal cell carcinoma developed concomitantly in the duodenum and pancreas. The patient presented with duodenal bleeding; but as no other metastatic lesions were observed at the time of surgery, total pancreatectomy with duodenetomy was performed. We believe that metastases may easily develop in the duodenum and pancreas owing to the similar tissue characteristics.

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Received: November 22, 1999 / Accepted: September 26, 2000

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Hashimoto, M., Miura, Y., Matsuda, M. et al. Concomitant Duodenal and Pancreatic Metastases from Renal Cell Carcinoma: Report of a Case. Surg Today 31, 180–183 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/s005950170208

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