Extrahepatic biliary obstruction caused by small-cell lung cancer: a case report

Acta Chir Belg. Jul-Aug 2001;101(4):190-2.


The pancreas is a rare site of metastasis from small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). We present the case of a pancreatic metastasis of small-cell lung cancer associated with jaundice, in which, initially, the case was evaluated as a primary pancreatic carcinoma and pancreaticoduodenectomy was performed. We also review the reported cases of pancreatic metastases from SCLC.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bile Ducts, Intrahepatic / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Small Cell / complications
  • Carcinoma, Small Cell / secondary*
  • Cholestasis, Extrahepatic / etiology*
  • Common Bile Duct / pathology
  • Dilatation, Pathologic
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / complications
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / complications*
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / surgery
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy