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Minerva Chir. 2003 Dec;58(6):815-21.

[Solid pseudopapillary tumour of the pancreas. Report of a case].

[Article in Italian]

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  • 1Chirurgia Gastroenterologica, Azienda Ospedaliera di Rilievo Nazionale, A. Cardarelli di Napoli, Napoli, Italy.


Solid pseudopapillary pancreatic tumour is an uncommon disease including 2.7% of exocrine malignancies of the pancreas. Its low incidence is associated with an uncertain prognosis and with difficult diagnostic and therapeutic problems, despite routine use of ultrasonography, TC and RMN. A case of solid pseudopapillary pancreatic tumour in a young woman is reported: the clinicopathologic features, diagnostic imaging and surgical treatment are discussed. Surgery is the primary option. Prognosis is however not fully known. From a review of the literature it is suggested that these tumours should be regarded as potentially malignant.

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