Secondary Malignancies of the Pancreas

  • David C. Chhieng
  • Edward B. Stelow
Part of the Essentials in Cytopathology book series (EICP, volume 3)


Secondary malignancies of the pancreas represent 4.5% to 11% of all pancreatic malignancies. They may result from hematogenous spread from distant primary tumors or through direct invasion by tumors from adjacent structures, such as the stomach, duodenum, and biliary tract. Blood-borne metastases are more frequent than involvement by direct invasion and the most common sites of origin include the kidney, breast, and lung. It should be noted that these lesions are most commonly sampled when either the primary tumor is unknown or when the primary was treated years ago and presumed to be cured. As such, it should not be surprising that malignancies such as renal cell carcinoma and melanoma represent a significant portion of the lesions sampled.


Renal Cell Carcinoma Mantle Cell Lymphoma Small Cell Carcinoma Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David C. Chhieng
    • 1
  • Edward B. Stelow
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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