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Vol. 4, No. 3, 2010
Issue release date: September – December
Section title: Published: October 2010

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Case Rep Gastroenterol 2010;4:429–434

Repeated Pancreatectomy for Recurrent Pancreatic Carcinoma after Pylorus-Preserving Pancreatoduodenectomy: Report of Two Patients

Ogino T.a · Ueda J.a · Sato N.a · Takahata S.a · Mizumoto K.a · Nakamura M.a · Oda Y.b · Tanaka M.a
Departments of aSurgery and Oncology and bAnatomic Pathology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

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Repeated pancreatectomy for pancreatic carcinoma is extremely rare. We report two such patients who underwent pancreatectomy for carcinoma developing in the pancreatic remnant after pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy (PpPD) for invasive pancreatic ductal carcinoma. One patient underwent PpPD for invasive pancreatic ductal carcinoma and received adjuvant chemotherapy. Follow-up computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a low-density mass in the remnant pancreas, which was diagnosed as a carcinoma by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology 5 years 10 months after PpPD. She underwent curative resection of the remnant pancreas and is alive and well 13 months after the second operation. The other patient underwent PpPD for invasive pancreatic ductal carcinoma. Follow-up CT showed a low-density mass in the remnant pancreas after 2 years 11 months. He received systemic chemotherapy with S-1 for 3 months. The tumor shrank, and the patient underwent curative resection of the remnant pancreas 3 years 1 month after the initial operation. Repeated pancreatectomy may provide a chance of long survival for patients with carcinoma developing in the remnant pancreas after pancreatectomy if the recurrence occurring at long term is limited to the remnant pancreas.

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Toshitatsu Ogino, MD
Department of Surgery and Oncology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Higashiku Maedashi, Fukuoka (Japan)


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Published online: October 9, 2010
Number of Print Pages : 6
Number of Figures : 5,


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Case Reports in Gastroenterology

Vol. 4, No. 3, Year 2010 (Cover Date: September - December)

Journal Editor: Urrutia R. (Rochester, Minn.)
ISSN: NIL (Print), eISSN: 1662-0631 (Online)

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Published online: 10/9/2010
Issue release date: September – December

Number of Print Pages: 6
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