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Planoepitheliale cell carcinoma arising from ampullo-pancreatic unit

Witold Kycler, Marek Teresiak
DOI: 10.1016/S1507-1367(10)60081-8
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2008;13(1):49-52.

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Vol 13, No 1 (2008)
Untitled
Published online: 2008-01-01
Submitted: 2007-08-13

Abstract

Background

We report a case of planoepitheliale cell carcinoma located in the ampulla of Vater. We report the surgical results and pathological findings of a patient with an ampullary planoepitheliale cell carcinoma. From what we know it is the first case with successful surgical treatment.

Case Report

A 58-year-old woman who presented with jaundice and preoperative endoscopic and radiological procedures could not show whether the tumour was carcinoma planoepitheliale. The clinical presentation, biochemical, radiographic and endoscopic investigation pronounced advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

Results

We performed pancreaticoduodenectomy with curative intension. Histological examination revealed: planoepitheliale cell carcinoma of the ampullo-pancreatic unit.

Conclusions

In conclusion, preoperative endoscopic and radiological evaluations can all prove insufficient to distinguish between benign and malignant tumour. Thus, for malignant tumours surgeons may be forced to perform extensive surgery.

Abstract

Background

We report a case of planoepitheliale cell carcinoma located in the ampulla of Vater. We report the surgical results and pathological findings of a patient with an ampullary planoepitheliale cell carcinoma. From what we know it is the first case with successful surgical treatment.

Case Report

A 58-year-old woman who presented with jaundice and preoperative endoscopic and radiological procedures could not show whether the tumour was carcinoma planoepitheliale. The clinical presentation, biochemical, radiographic and endoscopic investigation pronounced advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

Results

We performed pancreaticoduodenectomy with curative intension. Histological examination revealed: planoepitheliale cell carcinoma of the ampullo-pancreatic unit.

Conclusions

In conclusion, preoperative endoscopic and radiological evaluations can all prove insufficient to distinguish between benign and malignant tumour. Thus, for malignant tumours surgeons may be forced to perform extensive surgery.

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Keywords

periampullary carcinomas; Vater' s ampulla; squamous cell carcinoma

About this article
Title

Planoepitheliale cell carcinoma arising from ampullo-pancreatic unit

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 13, No 1 (2008)

Pages

49-52

Published online

2008-01-01

DOI

10.1016/S1507-1367(10)60081-8

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2008;13(1):49-52.

Keywords

periampullary carcinomas
Vater's ampulla
squamous cell carcinoma

Authors

Witold Kycler
Marek Teresiak

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