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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Humana

Print version ISSN 1814-5469On-line version ISSN 2308-0531


PALOMINO, Eugenio  and  TALAVERA, Jesús E. Undifferentiated carcinoma with osteoclast-like giant cells (UC-OGC) of the head of pancreas. Rev. Fac. Med. Hum. [online]. 2019, vol.19, n.4, pp.114-119. ISSN 1814-5469.

Undifferentiated carcinoma with undifferentiated osteoclast-like cells (UC-OGC) in the head of the pancreas is extremely rare. The clinicalpathological, imaging and topographic appearance characteristics are not well classified. This case report describes a patient with UC-OGC of the Pancreas Head. Our patient, an adult over 75 years of age, had a considerable illness time, without relevant symptoms until the advanced stages of the tumor, debuting with shallow gastric discomfort, then weight loss. In the diagnostic tests they found the presence of a tumor that compromised the stomach, duodenum and pancreas. The definitive diagnosis was given by the pathological study. There are not enough clinical data available for a treatment that guarantees a higher survival rate in patients, however, pancreatoduodenectomy is currently the alternative that offers the best results, on the other hand, the prognosis after surgery and the recurrence rate still uncertain.

Keywords : Carcinoma; Giant Cell; undifferentiated carcinoma; Pancreas; Pancreas head.

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