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Pancreatic adenocarcinoma with brain metastases
  1. Ngie Chang Law and
  2. Christopher Lomma
  1. Medical Oncology Department, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ngie Chang Law; ngiechang{at}


Brain metastases are rare for patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. The incidence of brain metastasis may increase as improved systemic treatment regimens improve overall survival. Given the low incidence of brain metastasis, recognition of disease and management remain a challenge. We report three cases of metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma with brain metastases, review the literature and discuss its management principles.

  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Radiotherapy
  • Neurosurgery

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  • Contributors Both NCL and CL contributed to the design, analysis and drafting of the article submitted.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.