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HPB Surgery
Volume 10 (1996), Issue 1, Pages 51-54
Case Report

Isolated Late Metastasis of a Renal Cell Cancer Treated by Radical Distal Pancreatectomy

1University clinic for visceral and transplantation surgery, Inselspital Bern, Bern CH-3010, Switzerland
2Department of urology, University of Bern, Inselspital, Bern CH-3010, Switzerland

Received 30 July 1995

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A 53–year-old man underwent right nephrectomy for a locally advanced renal cell carcinoma with concomitant resection of a solitary metastasis in the right lung. Ten years later, he presented with haematochezia caused by a tumour in the tail of pancreas, invading the transverse colon and the greater curvature of the stomach. The tumour was radically resected, and histological examination revealed a solitary metastasis of the previous renal cell carcinoma. This case illustrates a rare indication for pancreatic resection because of pancreatic metastasis.