Subcutaneous metastasis of pancreatic cancer in the site of percutaneous biliary drainage

Enrico Fiori, G. Galati, M. Bononi, A. De Cesare, B. Binda, A. Ciardi, P. Volpino, V. Cangemi, L. Izzo

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Abstract

A subcutaneous metastatic lesion from a carcinoma of the pancreas or common bile-duct along the tract of a percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage is a rare finding. Prompted by a case that came to our observation by chance, we reviewed the literature and analysed the 29 cases collected. Neoplastic cell seeding along a percutaneous drainage tract, albeit rare, must be kept in mind. The complication can be avoided if patients at risk, whenever possible, undergo endoscopic drainage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-154
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research
Volume22
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003

Keywords

  • Obstructive jaundice
  • Percutaneous biliary drainage
  • Seeding metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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