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The Korean Journal of Urological Oncology 2011;9(2): 91-94.
Metachronous Isolated Pancreatic Metastasis from Renal Cell Carcinoma
Haewon Lee 1, Kihong Lim 1, Hyeungjoon Choi 1, Sungjune Kim 1, Donghoon Noh 1, Minchul Cho 1, Hyoungkeun Park 2, Kwangsoo Lee 1
Department of Urology, 1Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, 2Konkuk University College of Medicine, Chungju, Korea
Published online: August 30, 2011.
Pancreatic metastasis from any primary tumor is rare and tumors that most commonly metastasize to the pancreas are lung, kidney and breast cancers. There is currently very limited experience with the surgical resection of isolated pancreatic metastasis(isPMs). Metastasis only to the pancreas is commonly associated with a relatively good prognosis because in such patients this localization typically develops a prolonged period after the initial renal cell carcinoma(RCC) diagnosis. The authors report a case of RCC of the right kidney with solitary metachronous metastasis to the pancreas which occurred 39 months after radical nephrectomy. (Korean J Urol Oncol 2011;9:91-94)
Key Words: Renal cell carcinoma; Pancreas; Metastasis
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