Metastasis from pancreatic adenocarcinoma to the cheekbone

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COD: 2860_08_05_2018_EP Categorie: , ,

Valentina Terenzi, Andrea Cassoni, Ingrid Raponi, Giulia Di Benedetto, Maria Teresa Fadda,
Valentino Valentini

Ann Ital Chir, Digital Edition 2018, 7
Epub, May 8

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Skeletal metastasis by pancreatic adenocarcinoma are infrequent, and those located in the craniofacial region are very
rare. We report the case of a 63-year-old Caucasian woman with a metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head
previously treated with surgery and chemotherapy presenting a skeletal metastasis in the left cheekbone 5 years after primary
treatment. No other similar cases have been previously described. The therapeutic decision was not simple because
of the uncommon site of pancreatic metastasis. Surgical resection was the only possibility after the radiotherapy failure.