Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Pancreatic Metastasis: A Case Report

  • Maryam Hassan Esfehani Department of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Habibollah Mahmoodzadeh Mail Department of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Abbas Alibakhshi Department of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Farinaz Safavi Department of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords:
Pancreas, Metastasis, Esophageal cancer, Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Abstract

Malignant tumors of pancreas are usually primary neoplasms and pancreatic metastases are rare findings. We are reporting a case of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the esophagus with pancreatic metastasis. A 59-year old woman was admitted with chief complaint of abdominal pain and mass. She was a known case of esophageal SCC since 4 years before when she had undergone transthoracic esophagectomy and cervical esophago-gastrostomy. In order to evaluate recent abdominal mass, CT scan was done which revealed septated cystic lesion in the body and the tail of the pancreas. Palliative resection of the tumor was performed and its histological study showed SCC compatible with her previously diagnosed esophageal cancer.

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Hassan Esfehani M, Mahmoodzadeh H, Alibakhshi A, Safavi F. Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Pancreatic Metastasis: A Case Report. Acta Med Iran. 49(11):760-762.
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