CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Lab Physicians 2021; 13(04): 384-387
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1732810
Letters to the Editor

Secondary Tumors of the Ampulla of Vater: A Tale of Two Cases

1   Department of Gastroenterology, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
,
Asad Khan
1   Department of Gastroenterology, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
,
Mohamed H. Ahmed
2   Department of Medicine and HIV Metabolic Clinic, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
,
Ravi Madhotra
1   Department of Gastroenterology, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Funding None.

Abstract

We report two cases of women with metastatic cancers to ampulla of Vater. The first was 91 years old and presented with severe anemia, due to upper gastrointestinal bleeding. She had history of renal cell cancer treated with nephrectomy 8 years ago and diagnosis confirmed to be metastasis of renal cell cancer to ampulla of Vater. The second patient was 54 years old with breast cancer, metastasis and developed obstructive jaundice; diagnosis confirmed to be breast metastasis in the ampulla of Vater. Secondary tumors of the ampulla of Vater due to breast cancer and renal cell cancer are rare findings and prognosis can be poor.



Publication History

Article published online:
29 July 2021

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