A case of skin metastasis from pancreas cancer caused by an implantation of a drain

Maki Nagamatsu, Sachiko Higashi, Aya Ikeda, Fumihito Noguchi, Kentaro Ozawa, Taketsugu Tadokoro, Shoji Nakamori, Yosinori Kodama

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A 65-year-old woman who underwent Appleby procedure for carcinoma of the pancreatic body (T4, N1, M0, Stage IVa) presented with a slowly growing nodule on her left abdomen, where the drain had been placed. On physical examination, we found a light red nodule measuring 18 mm covered by a crust on her left abdomen. A diagnosis of metastasis of pancreatic carcinoma was made based on biopsy findings. Since there were no other distant metastases or signs of recurrence, the nodule was resected and there has not been recurrence during the 2-year follow up to date.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-390
Number of pages4
JournalSkin Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Drain
  • Implantation
  • Skin metastasis

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