Simultaneous non-functioning neuroendocrine carcinoma of the pancreas and extra-hepatic cholangiocarcinoma. A case of early diagnosis and favorable post-surgical outcome

Simone Maurea, Antonio Corvino, Massimo Imbriaco, Giuseppe Avitabile, Pierpaolo Mainenti, Luigi Camera, Gennaro Galizia, Marco Salvatore

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Abstract

Context: Thanks to the wide use of diagnostic imaging modalities, multiple primary malignancies are being diagnosed more frequently and different associations of malignancies have been reported in this setting. Case report: In this paper, we describe the case of a patient with non-functioning well-differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma of the head of the pancreas associated with extra-hepatic cholangiocarcinoma, in which an early diagnosis using magnetic resonance imaging allowed a good outcome. Conclusion: The simultaneous association of neuroendocrine pancreatic tumors and cholangiocarcinoma has not yet been described; however, this association should be considered and, due to the high contrast of magnetic resonance imaging, this technique is recommended in such patient in order to reach an accurate diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-258
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Pancreas
Volume12
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2011

Keywords

  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Multiple Primary
  • Neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Hepatology

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