Colon carcinoma metastasis to the intrapancreatic tract of the common biliary duct: A first case report

Luca Morelli, Rosario Faraci, Irene Piscioli, Teresa Pusiol, Franca Del Nonno, Stefano Licci

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Jaundice, a common feature of advanced colon cancer, is usually due to liver parenchyma metastasis, but it can sometimes be caused by extrahepatic biliary obstruction. This rare event is related to metastasis to the lymph nodes placed behind the duodenum, along the choledochus or the vena porta, extrinsically compressing the common duct. Stenosis of the common bile duct secondary to parietal metastatic involvement is extremely rare. We report on a case of colon carcinoma metastasis to the intrapancreatic tract of the common bile duct, with a review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)777-778
Number of pages2
JournalScandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Colon carcinoma metastasis
  • Common biliary duct

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Colon carcinoma metastasis to the intrapancreatic tract of the common biliary duct: A first case report'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this