An unusual presentation of a solid pseudopapillary pancreatic tumor
2012 (English)In: Journal of Surgical Case Reports, ISSN 2042-8812, no 12Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Solid pseudopapillary pancreatic tumor (SPPT) is a rare tumor that constitutes 1–2% of all pancreatic tumors and most of the patients are young females. SPPT has low malignancy potential and radical resection is associated with good results and a high survival rate, even in cases with large tumors: the 5-year survival rate is estimated as 95%. This paper describes an unusual presentation of an SPPT discovered after blunt trauma to the abdomen during a basketball game. Computed tomography revealed a large tumor in the pancreatic head and the patient was operated by pylorus-preseving pancreaticoduodenectomy. The histopathologic examination indicated an SPPT with R0-resection and after 4 years there were no signs of recurrence.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. no 12
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-194100DOI: 10.1093/jscr/rjs022OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-194100DiVA: diva2:604254
case report2013-02-082013-02-082013-02-20Bibliographically approved