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Keywords:

  • isolated metastases to the pancreas;
  • renal cell carcinoma;
  • irreversible electroporation therapy

Abstract

Isolated pancreatic metastases may occur in patients with many types of cancer. Several retrospective case series have been published demonstrating the feasibility of resection in selected patients. Here we report our experience with pancreatic metastasectomy in 70 patients and review the published literature. Our findings suggest that long-term survival is associated with resection in selected patients but these outcomes must be weighed against the significant morbidity that is associated with pancreatic resection. J. Surg. Oncol. 2014 109:28–30. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.