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Journal Article
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Brown, H. ; Dotto, J. ; Robert, M. ; Salem, R. R.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
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Article Title
Squamous cell carcinoma of the pancreas
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Journal Title
Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
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Date of Publication
2005
Volume ID
39
Issue ID
10
Page(s)
915-9
Language
eng
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ISSN
0192-0790 (Print)
Notes
Department of Surgical Oncology, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA.
Abstract
Squamous cell carcinoma of the pancreas is a rare condition. The incidence has been estimated at approximately 1% of all pancreatic malignancies. The histogenesis is uncertain, but it has been proposed to originate from areas of squamous metaplasia of pancreatic ductal epithelium. We present a case of a 56-year-old man who presented with back pain and was found to have a squamous cell carcinoma of the pancreas without evidence of metastatic disease. Three months after en bloc resection with negative margins and lymph nodes, he presented with widely metastatic disease. A review of the literature on the topic is presented, and the poor prognosis of this rare tumor, despite complete surgical resection, is discussed.....
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