A CURIOUS CASE OF PRIMARY SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA OF THE PANCREAS

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2013-04-12

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William, Joseph

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Purpose: The purpose of this study is to add to the minimal literature regarding diagnosis, treatment and management of squamous cell carcinoma of the pancreas. Furthermore it will provide greater insight on this particular disease process with the goal to improve future patient's morbidity and mortality. Methods: Patient information in the form of imaging studies, pathology reports, history of present illness notes and progress notes were obtained through various medical institutions between November 2012 and January 2013. Results: We present a case of a 60-year-old female with right upper quadrant pain and an abnormal pancreatic head mass consistent across numerous imaging studies, suggestive of a neoplasm. Further confirmatory testing revealed a primary SCC of the pancreas. Conclusions: Due to the rarity of this particular subtype of pancreatic cancer little is known about the cause, treatment and management necessitating the need for additional information about this disease process.

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