Extensive periampullary carcinoma with scapula metastasis: a case report
Keywords:Periampullary Carcinoma, Scapular Metastasis, Skeletal Metastasis, Rare site, Metastasis
Pancreatic carcinoma is a devastating carcinoma and is currently the fourth leading cause of cancer mortality in the United States. Periampullary cancer consists of pancreatic cancer, carcinoma of ampulla of vater, distal common bile duct and duodenum. Most common sites of metastasis are liver and peritoneum and other less common sites are lung, brain, kidney and bone in carcinoma pancreas .The prevalence of bone metastasis has been estimated between 5% to 20%.Here we are reporting a case of extensive periampullary carcinoma with scapular metastasis, which is a rare site of metastasis.
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