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Total pancreaticoduodenectomy and segmental resection of superior mesenteric vein-portal vein confluence with autologous splenic vein graft in mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the pancreas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21068503     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONTEXT: Mucinous cystic tumors occur almost exclusively in middle-aged women and in the body or tail of the pancreas. Mucinous cystadenocarcinoma, a malignant sub-type of mucinous cystic tumors, in the head of the pancreas and in a middle-aged man is extraordinary, and the prognosis and proper management of mucinous cystadenocarcinoma has not been well documented.
CASE REPORT: A 52-year-old male patient with a mucinous cystadenocarcinoma approximately 5.5 cm in size in the head of the pancreas underwent a total pancreaticoduodenectomy and segmental resection of the superior mesenteric vein-portal vein confluence with an autologous splenic vein graft due to tumor invasion. His postoperative course was uneventful and he received adjuvant chemotherapy. He has been followed-up periodically for more than 30 months after surgery without evidence of recurrence.
CONCLUSION: Mucinous cystadenocarcinoma in the head of the pancreas in a middle-aged man is an extremely rare case. Because mucinous cystadenocarcinomas have a relatively good prognosis, an aggressive approach with major vascular resection is warranted in well-selected patients. Splenic vein interposition grafting could be used in cases which undergo total pancreaticoduodenectomy with segmental resection of the superior mesenteric vein-portal vein confluence if the splenic vein is healthy.
Sung Hoon Choi; Ho Kyoung Hwang; Chang Moo Kang; Woo Jung Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  JOP : Journal of the pancreas     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1590-8577     ISO Abbreviation:  JOP     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-11     Completed Date:  2011-01-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101091810     Medline TA:  JOP     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  638-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Biliopancreas, Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Cystadenocarcinoma, Mucinous / pathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Mesenteric Veins / radiography,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Pancreaticoduodenectomy / methods*
Portal Vein / radiography,  surgery*
Splenic Vein / transplantation*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Transplantation, Autologous

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