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Solid Pseudopapillary Tumor of the Pancreas: A Case Report

Amrallah A. Mohammed, Abdullah S. Al-Zahrani, Ayman M. El-Shentenawy1, Hani M. EL-Khatib

Abstract


Introduction: Solid pseudopapillary tumor (SPT) of the pancreas is rare, accounting for 0.13-2.7% of all pancreatic tumors. It has specific clinical, pathological and radiological characters that make it quite different from other pancreatic tumors.

Presentation of case:  A 15-year-old girl with SPT of the pancreas diagnosed after surgical resection with histopathology and immunohistochemistry confirmation. As no clear role for adjuvant treatment, she was elected for follow up.

Conclusion: Although SPT is a rare tumor without notable symptoms. Complete surgical excision is the treatment of choice. The place of chemotherapy or radiotherapy needed to be elucidated.


Keywords


Solid pseudo-papillary pancreatic tumors; pancreatic tumors; cystic tumors

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