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HPB Surgery
Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 51-55

Long-Term Survival After Resection of Ductal Carcinoma in the Body and Tail of Pancreas

1Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2Department of Pathology, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
3Dept. D, Herlev Hospital, Herlev DK-2730, Denmark

Received 17 January 1989; Accepted 26 April 1989

Copyright © 1990 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report on a 62-year-old male, who had resection of a large ductal carcinoma in the body and tail of the pancreas. Four months later a metastasis was removed from the abdominal scar, and 14 months later another metastasis was removed from the anterior wall of the stomach. Moreover, he had a left mastectomy followed by radiation therapy for a primary ductal carcinoma and a transurethral resection of the prostate because of benign hyperplasia. A minor focus of primary highly differentiated adenocarcinoma was found in the chips. More than 6 years later, the patient is without any signs of recurrences.