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Solid-cystic papillary tumor of the pancreas : a missed diagnosis

In Indian Journal of Surgery
By: DSouza MA.
Contributor(s): Shah, Sudeep R | Abraham P | .
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 68 Issues 5.Publisher: 2006Description: 269-271.Subject(s): Pancreas, pancreatic tumor, solid-cystic papillary tumor of the pancreas | DDC classification: In: Indian Journal of SurgerySummary: 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.
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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.

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