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N Am J Med Sci. 2011 May;3(5):212-6. doi: 10.4297/najms.2011.3212.

Rare tumors in the pancreatic region.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital at Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden.


Pancreatic cancer is still considered to be one of the leading causes of cancer deaths. The most common of all the different types of pancreatic cancer is ductal original malignant tumors, and their clinical features are commonly characterized. However, for the rare tumors in the pancreatic region, the clinical features often vary, and detection of the cancers are detected late. Limited data are available to guide the management of very rare neoplasms of the pancreas. Therefore, to recognize or detect the rare tumors in the pancreatic region are of importance for the clinical practice.


Pancreatic cancer; clinical practice; rare tumors; region

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