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G Chir. 2008 Jun-Jul;29(6-7):271-5.

[Solid pseudo papillary tumor of the pancreas: case report and literature review].

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Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II" Dipartimento di Patologia Sistemica, Area Funzionale di Chirurgia Riabilitativa Gastroinestinale di Elezione ed Emergenza, Italy.


Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPT) of the pancreas is a rare exocrine tumor, for the first time described from Frantz et al. in 1959. Despite the increasing recognition of the tumor in this last year, its pathogenesis remain unclear. It occurs predominantly in young woman and behave in an indolent fashion, even when distant metastasis are present. The Authors report the case of a 24 years-old woman with an abdominal mass localized in retro-peritoneum, removed with body-tail of the pancreas and spleen, diagnosed as pancreatic SPT after histological examination.

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