Management of synchronous tumours of the oesophagus and pancreatic head: A novel approach

David E Gyorki, N. E. Clarke, Michael W. Hii, Simon W. Banting, R. J. Cade

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Synchronous tumours of the oesophagus and pancreatic head are very rare. This report describes a unique case of an adenocarcinoma of the distal oesophagus and a neuroendocrine tumour of the pancreatic head diagnosed synchronously but successfully managed metachronously. Initially, the patient underwent an oesophagectomy, with a colonic reconstruction following some months later by pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy. A staged resection was performed after a review of the literature suggested increased morbidity with synchronous major abdominal operations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e111-113
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Esophageal adenocarcinoma
  • Esophagectomy
  • Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor
  • Pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy

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