The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2014 , Vol 56 , Num 3
Solid Pseudopapillary Tumor of the Pancreas: A Rare Entity
Departments of 1Pediatric Surgery, 2Radiology, and 3Pathology, Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey. E-mail: Solid pseudopapillary tumor (SPT) of the pancreas is a rare neoplasm in children that mainly occurs in young females. We herein report a rare case of SPT arising from the tail of the pancreas. A 13-year-old girl was admitted to our clinic with abdominal pain and anorexia. A mass was palpated on the physical examination. A 90x72 mm, encapsulated, heterogeneous mass with solid and cystic components was defined on computerized tomography (CT). Distal pancreatectomy was performed during the operation. Histopathological examination revealed that the tumor was a SPT with negative surgical margins. A six-month follow-up after surgical resection showed no evidence of recurrent disease. SPT should always be considered in the differential diagnosis in a young female with a palpable mass. Keywords : solid pseudopapillary tumor, pediatric, pancreatic tumors.
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