A 53-year old male, with a history of squamous cell lung carcinoma, was presenting with jaundice. Examinations showed a pancreatic tumor infiltrating the common bile duct and a percutaneous biopsy proved that the lesion was metastatic from the lung carcinoma. The decision was taken to perform a laparotomy. During laparotomy, a palliative operation was performed to relieve the jaundice. According to the literature, symptomatic metastatic lesions of the pancreas from squamous cell carcinoma of the lung are infrequent.


Obstructive jaundice, pancreatic metastasis, lung cancer, squamous cell carcinoma