Metachronous pancreatic metastasis from renal cell carcinoma

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Javier Chinelli
Graciela Hernández
Gustavo Rodríguez
Elisa Laca


Pancreatic metastases from clear cell renal carcinoma are very rare, and generally present as incidental asymptomatic tumors. Case report: a 61-year-old male patient with a history of nephrectomy 10 years before presented a 3-cm hypervascular mass in the distal pancreas during follow-up. A laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy was performed, confirming the presence of metastasis from a renal cell carcinoma. Pancreatic metastases from renal cell carcinoma are usually metachronous and asymptomatic.
Surgical resection is associated with favorable oncological results and, if possible, should be attempted. 
In our case, a successful oncological resection could be performed through a minimally invasive approach.


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Chinelli, J., Hernández, G., Rodríguez, G., & Laca, E. (2021). Metachronous pancreatic metastasis from renal cell carcinoma. Revista Argentina De Cirugía, 112(3), 333–336. (Original work published March 19, 2021)
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