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J Korean Med Sci. 2011 Jun;26(6):832-5. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2011.26.6.832. Epub 2011 May 18.

Synchronous ectopic pancreatoblastoma in a child: a case report.

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Department of Radiology, First Affiliated Hospital of ZhengZhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan, China. yangzhihao1365380@126.com

Abstract

Pancreatoblastoma is a rare primary pancreatic neoplasm of children that may arise in any portion of the pancreas. We report a case of a 3-yr-old boy who presented to with abdominal pain our hospital and a progressive bulge in his right abdomen. Biochemical evaluation and serum levels of tumoral markers were within reference limits. On the computed tomography, two tumors were found. One located in the head of the pancreas; however, a laparotomy revealed that the head of pancreas was compressed but normal. The other was in the left abdomen near the spleen and the tail of the pancreas. The diagnosis of two synchronous pancreatoblastoma originating from the omentum was confirmed by pathology. Therefore, a pancreatoblastoma should be considered when a large well-defined, lobulated, and heterogeneous mass is identified in the pancreas of children. In addition, an ectopic pancreatoblastoma should be considered when identified within or near the ectopic pancreatic tissue.

KEYWORDS:

CT; Child; Ectopic; Pancreatic Neoplasms; Pancreatoblastoma

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21655073
PMCID:
PMC3102881
DOI:
10.3346/jkms.2011.26.6.832
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