Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 1994 Sep;86(3):694-8.

[Pancreatic endocrine F-cell tumor].

[Article in Spanish]

Author information

1
Universidad de Milán, Italia.

Abstract

Two cases of pancreatic F-cell malignant tumors, producing only pancreatic polypeptide (PP) with clinical, biochemical and immunohistochemical features are described. No PP-associated endocrine symptoms were present. In both tumors, definitive diagnosis was immunohistochemical, and surgical treatment was carried out. Clinical evolution in the two patients was different: one of them died within the postoperative period with upper gastrointestinal bleeding by multiple duodenal ulcers, whereas the other--with lymph node metastasis at intraoperative diagnosis--is alive six years after treatment. F-cell tumors can be classified among the group of silent endocrine tumors of the pancreas. The reason for their discrepancy in the clinical behavior is unknown.

PMID:
7986606
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Support Center