Solid Pseudopapillary Tumors of the Pancreas: Case Presentation and Review of the Literature

Hernandez, Jonathan M.; Centeno, Barbara A.; Kelley, Scott T.
March 2007
American Surgeon;Mar2007, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p290
Academic Journal
Solid-pseudopapillary tumors of the pancreas are a rare pancreatic neoplasm that carries a 95 per cent 5-year survival rate. However, despite the excellent overall prognosis, aggressive variants been described that likely represent malignant degeneration in an otherwise indolent tumor. Therefore, surgical resection is indicated in all instances. We report a case in a young Hispanic woman, including appropriate work-up and operative intervention.


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