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Uterine leiomyosarcoma metastasis to the pancreas: report of a case and review of the literature.
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PMID:  20549388     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
INTRODUCTION: Uterine leiomyosarcoma is an aggressive malignant tumor that often leads to metastatic dissemination, generally in the lungs, liver, brain, and bones. Despite the fact that pancreatic neoplasms spread easily, the pancreas is not a usual target organ from other neoplasms.
CASE REPORT: We present a rare case of metastasis to the pancreas from uterine leiomyosarcoma treated with segmental resection with no recurrence at this stage. A review of the literature is later presented showing no similar case to what has been reported.
DISCUSSION: Surgical resection of unique pancreatic metastases is a safe practice. An increase in the survival rate has been demonstrated after resection of metastases from renal cell carcinoma, although it has not been proved with metastases from other locations. Further trials are needed.
Jaime Alonso Gómez; Alvaro Arjona Sánchez; David Martínez Cecilia; Rafael Díaz Nieto; Jorge Roldán de la Rúa; Amparo Valverde Martínez; Enrique Lizárraga Febres; Javier Padillo Ruiz; Sebastián Rufián Peña
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gastrointestinal cancer     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1941-6636     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gastrointest Cancer     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101479627     Medline TA:  J Gastrointest Cancer     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  361-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía, Córdoba, Spain,
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