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J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Oct;44(10):e23-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2009.07.026.

Downsizing to resectability of a large solid and cystic papillary tumor of the pancreas by single-agent chemotherapy.

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Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA.

Abstract

Solid and cystic pseudopapillary tumor (SCPT) is an uncommon cancer that typically affects young women. Most patients with SCPT have a favorable prognosis provided a complete resection is attained. There are anecdotal reports of the use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy or radiation therapy for patients with unresectable tumors. We report the case of a 14-year-old female with SCPT who was successfully downsized with gemcitabine before definitive surgical resection.

PMID:
19853735
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2009.07.026
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