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Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 2013 Jul;32(4):265-70. doi: 10.3109/15513815.2012.754522. Epub 2013 Jan 10.

Solid pseudopapillary tumor of pancreas in a male child: a diagnosis by fine needle aspiration cytology.

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Department of Pathology, P.D.U. Govt. Medical College, Rajkot, Gujrat, India.


Solid pseudopapillary tumor (SPT) is an uncommon pancreatic neoplasm with low malignant potential. It occurs predominantly in young women. It is very rare in males and nonrelated pediatrics. In children, SPT commonly present as abdominal mass and pain. A 10-year-old male presented with progressively growing palpable tumor in upper abdomen. SPT of pancreas is diagnosed on preoperative fine needle aspiration cytology. This was subsequently confirmed by histopathology and immunohistochemistry. Due to rarity, SPT is not the first option to rule out, especially in children. Preoperative cytological diagnosis of SPT helps in management of this surgically curable neoplasm with good prognosis.

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