Metastasis-induced acute pancreatitis in a patient with small cell carcinoma of the lung

Kwang Hee Kim, Chang Duck Kim, Sung Joon Lee, Goo Lee, Yoon Tae Jeen, Hong Sik Lee, Hoon Jai Chun, Chi Wook Song, Soon Ho Um, Sang Woo Lee, Jai Hyun Choi, Ho Sang Ryu, Jin Hai Hyun

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Abstract

Acute pancreatitis in cancer patients can be secondary to the malignant process itself or a complication of antineoplastic agent administration. However, acute pancreatitis caused by metastatic carcinoma of the pancreas is an uncommon condition with a poor prognosis. We report a case of a 63-year-oid man with small cell carcinoma of the lung, who developed acute pancreatitis lately. Thirteen months earlier, he developed small cell carcinoma of the lung and received 6 cycles of chemotherapy. Abdominal CT scan showed swelling of the pancreas with multiple masses. The patient was managed conservatively and pancreatitis subsided. This case indicates that metastasis induced acute pancreatitis can be a manifestation of lung cancer, especially in small cell carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-109
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Korean medical science
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Feb

Keywords

  • Carcinoma, small cell
  • Lung neoplasms
  • Neoplasm metastasis
  • Pancreatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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