Solid pseudopapillary tumour of the pancreas: Report of five cases

Srilatha, PS and Valiathan, Manna and Pai, Kanthilatha (2009) Solid pseudopapillary tumour of the pancreas: Report of five cases. The Internet Journal of Pathology, 8 (2). pp. 1-7.

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Solid pseudopapillary tumor (SPT) is a rare, distinct variant of pancreatic neoplasm that has elicited great interest in recent times. The tumor is characterised by the young age of female patients, uniformly good prognosis, and curative surgical excision. SPT is a tumor of low malignant potential. Since it has a characteristic morphology, diagnosis is usually straightforward. The immunohistochemical profile is of interest, with features of both exocrine and endocrine differentiation. From the years 2002 to 2008, we encountered five patients with SPT of pancreas. All were young females with a median age of 24.5 years. All presented with upper gastrointestinal symptoms and mass abdomen. Immunohistochemical analysis was performed on all cases. Four patients are alive and well, and one patient was lost to follow up

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solid pseudopapillary tumour, Solid cystic tumour, Pancreatic tumour
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2013 04:20
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2013 04:20

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