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Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer

, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 130–133 | Cite as

Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Pancreas: a Case Report and Literature Review

  • Bader A. AlajlanEmail author
  • Cory T. Bernadt
  • Vladimir M. Kushnir
Case Report
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Introduction

Primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a rare nonendocrine pancreatic tumor that carries a poor prognosis. We present a case of SCC of the pancreas with liver metastasis confirmed by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA).

Case Report

The patient is a 79-year-old Caucasian man with a history of T2N0M0 moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction, which was diagnosed in October 2014; he was treated with definitive chemoradiation therapy and had evidenced no disease during 24 months of subsequent follow-up. In November 2016, he presented to his primary care physician with an unintentional weight loss of 9 kg and upper abdominal pain. Laboratory evaluation was unrevealing. A computed tomography (CT) of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis demonstrated a large, heterogeneously enhancing, predominately hypoenhancing mass within the pancreatic tail, which was invading both the splenic hilum and the body of the stomach, with...

Abbreviations

SCC

squamous cell carcinoma

EGD

upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

EUS-FNA

endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration

CT

computed tomography

Notes

Authors’ Contributions

Article guarantor: Alajlan BA

Acquisition of data: Alajlan BA, Kushnir VM, and Bernadt CT

Analysis and interpretation of data: Alajlan BA, Kushnir VM, and Bernadt CT

Drafting of the manuscript: Alajlan BA and Kushnir VM

Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Alajlan BA, Kushnir VM, and Bernadt CT

Obtained funding: N/A

Administrative, technical, or material support: Alajlan BA, Kushnir VM, and Bernadt CT

Study supervision: Alajlan BA and Kushnir VM

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bader A. Alajlan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Cory T. Bernadt
    • 2
  • Vladimir M. Kushnir
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of GastroenterologyWashington University School of MedicineSt LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pathology and ImmunologyWashington University School of MedicineSt LouisUSA

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