Carcinomas of the Ampulla of Vater are rare tumors, accounting for % of gastrointestinal cancers. Compared with other biliary tract. Metastasis of breast cancer to major duodenal papilla Palabras clave: Ampolla de Vater; Neoplasias de la mama; Ictericia (fuente: DeCS BIREME). Ampulla of Vater – TNM staging. T2: tumor invades into the muscularis propria of the duodenum; T3: tumor directly invades into the pancreas.

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In locally unresectable or metastatic cancer, both chemoradiotherapy and chemotherapy can be applied although the lack of randomized controlled trials prevents the choice of any treatment as standard.

All authors contributed to this paper. Souza 1aJose P. Malignant neoplasms affecting the major duodenal papilla are rare, and the adenocarcinoma is the histological type in almost all cases, but occasionally other histological types such as carcinoid tumors, squamous cell and mucinous carcinomas can be found 4. We report a case of obstructive jaundice due to a metastatic breast carcinoma to the major duodenal papilla, and assess curative and palliative treatment that interventional endoscopy can offer.

Adjuvant ampollaa chemotherapy and radiotherapy versus surgery alone in resectable pancreatic and periampullary cancer: In particular, we analyzed demographic characteristics, tumor histology, UICC stage, treatments employed and survival time for consecutive ampullary and biliary tract carcinoma patients.

Recurrence rate is high in this population; therefore, surveillance endoscopy is indicated.


Table 1 Demographics, histological features, stage, treatment received and outcome of 20 cases of ampullary carcinoma. Images hosted on other servers: Reappraisal of endosonography of ampullary tumors: Carcinoma of the ampulla of vater. World J Gastrointest Oncol.

Ampulla of Vater

Carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater: The pancreatic duct delivers substances such as bicarbonate and digestive enzymes to the duodenum. Open in a separate window.

AJCC 7th edition vateg was sunset on December 31, ; as of January 1,use of the 8th edition is mandatory. Infiltrating czncer carcinoma of the breast. Tis Carcinoma in situ. However, well conducted prospective clinical trials are needed to understand the role of such drugs in ampullary cancer. Pancreatobiliary versus intestinal histologic type of differentiation is an independent prognostic factor in resected periampullary adenocarcinoma. Phase II study of cisplatin, epirubicin, amppolla continuous-infusion 5-fluorouracil for advanced biliary tract cancer.

Recent studies have reviewed histopathological findings of such tumors, amplla two distinct histological types of adenocarcinoma based cancer de ampolla de vater their cancef of origin: Predictors of failure after pancreaticoduodenectomy for ampullary carcinoma. Utility of immunohistochemistry in distinguishing ampola adenocarcinomas from metastatic breast carcinomas in the gastrointestinal tract. Histological examination showed a carcinoma, with infiltration in the duodenal mucosa.

Surgery represents the main therapeutic approach for ampullary cancer, whilst unresectable tumors can be treated with either radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Lost of follow-up; OS: The need for a prophylactic gastrojejunostomy for unresectable periampullary cancer: Roux-en-Y reconstruction following completion of a standard pancreaticoduodenectomy.

This duct subsequently joins with the pancreatic duct; this junction is known as the ampulla of Vater. Final results of the randomized, prospective, multicenter phase III trial of adjuvant chemotherapy with gemcitabine versus observation in patients with resected pancreatic cancer PC J Clin Oncol.


The silver colored stool is a combination of the white stool of obstructive jaundice combined with black stool of melena or bleeding.

Following ampullary carcinoma resection, survival appears to be intermediate between duodenal and pancreatic or distal bile duct cancer[ 21314 ]. The role of chemotherapy in advanced biliary cancer was assessed in a study in which palliative chemotherapy achieved survival advantage and improved quality of life when compared with best supportive care[ 55 ].

The cisplatin, epirubicin, 5-fluorouracil, gemcitabine PEFG regimen in advanced biliary tract adenocarcinoma. One possible cause of impaired drainage of pancreatic juice is blockage of the sphincter of Oddi. Jpn J Cancer Res. In this report we present a case of biliary obstruction due to metastatic breast cancer to the major duodenal papilla.

Pathology Outlines – TNM staging

Postoperative radiotherapy does not improve survival. Eckel F, Schmid RM.

Combining gemcitabine and capecitabine in patients with advanced biliary cancer: Adjuvant chemo-radiotherapy in ampullary cancers.

Tumors of the ampulla of vater: Adjuvant chemotherapy with gemcitabine vs observation in patients undergoing curative-intent resection of pancreatic cancer: