Prostate cancer presenting with diffuse infiltration of metastases to the pancreas - Abstract

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer, when excluding skin cancer, among males in Denmark.

Prostate cancer usually metastasizes to regional lymph nodes and distantly to bone, lung, and liver. In the literature, there are only a few cases describing metastases to the pancreas. This is a case report of such a rare case. When presenting with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and icterus, or findings of a new pancreatic mass on imaging, pancreatic metastases should be kept in mind. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment could be important in improving the patient's quality of life.

Written by:
Hult M, Sandstrøm H, Wittendorff HE.   Are you the author?
Urologisk Afdeling, Roskilde Sygehus, Køgevej 7-13, 4000 Roskilde.  

Reference: Ugeskr Laeger. 2015 Jan 26;177(5). pii: V09140491.

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25650518

Article in Danish. Prostate Cancer Section