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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 68, No. 5, 2006, pp. 269-271
Bioline Code: is06076
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 68, No. 5, 2006, pp. 269-271

 en Case Report- Solid-cystic papillary tumor of the pancreas: A missed diagnosis
D'Souza Melroy, Abraham Philip, Shah SudeepR

Abstract

Solid-cystic papillary tumor (SCPT) of the pancreas is a rare neoplasm mainly affecting young women. The clinical presentation is usually nonspecific. A common problem encountered is misdiagnosis of the tumor on imaging. We report two patients with SCPT of the pancreas diagnosed incorrectly on preoperative imaging. Any cystic lesion of the pancreas with solid elements on radiology should raise the suspicion of this diagnosis. Considered to be a tumor of low malignant potential, surgical resection is associated with excellent prognosis. Surgery may be conservative in localized tumors and aggressive if nonlocalized.

Keywords
Pancreas, pancreatic tumor, solid-cystic papillary tumor of the pancreas

 
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