Pancreatic metastasis from rectal cancer that was diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA)

Itsuki Sano, Akio Katanuma, Kei Yane, Toshifumi Kin, Kazumasa Nagai, Hajime Yamazaki, Hideaki Koga, Koh Kitagawa, Kensuke Yokoyama, Satoshi Ikarashi, Kuniyuki Takahashi, Hiroyuki Maguchi, Yuko Omori, Toshiya Shinohara

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Abstract

Pancreatic metastasis from colorectal cancer is rare, and there have been only a few reports of its preoperative diagnosis by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) with immunohistochemical staining. We herein describe the case of a 77-year-old woman in whom a solitary mass in the pancreatic tail was detected 11 years after rectal cancer resection. The patient also had a history of pulmonary tumor resection. We performed EUS-FNA and a histopathological examination showed adenocarcinoma with CD20+, CD7-, and CDX2+ (similar to her rectal cancer). EUS-FNA enabled a histopathological examination, including immunohistochemical staining, which helped to confirm the diagnosis of pancreatic and pulmonary metastasis from rectal cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-305
Number of pages5
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume56
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Colorectal cancer
  • EUS-FNA
  • Immunohistochemical staining
  • Pancreatic metastasis
  • Pulmonary metastasis
  • Rectal cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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