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Case Report
Pancreatic metastasis from non-small-cell lung cancer diagnosed using endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy: A case report
1 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Akita University Graduate School of Medicine, Akita, Japan  
Turk J Gastroenterol 2017; 28: 502-504
DOI: 10.5152/tjg.2017.17285
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Key Words: Pancreatic metastasis, non-small-cell lung cancer, endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy
Abstract

A 56-year-old man presented with a chest computed tomography (CT) finding of a right upper lobe nodule, which was diagnosed using brush cytology as adenocarcinoma stage IB (cT2aN0M0). Repeat CT scan for preoperative evaluation revealed a small, slightly hypodense spot in the pancreatic body, which was diagnosed as pancreatic metastasis from lung cancer using endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (EUS-FNAB). Because of the presence of distant metastasis, surgical resection was deferred and chemotherapy was chosen instead. Pancreatic metastasis from non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is rare and might present with few symptoms when the tumor is small. EUS-FNAB is a useful modality for detecting and providing accurate histological diagnosis of pancreatic tumors. Although pancreatic metastasis from NSCLC is rare, appearance of a new lesion in the pancreas should immediately warrant EUS-FNAB.

 

 

Cite this article as: Kurihara N, Saito H, Nanjo H, Konno H, Minamiya Y. Pancreatic metastasis from non-small-cell lung cancer diagnosed using endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy: a case report. Turk J Gastroenterol 2017; 28: 502-4.

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