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Pancreatic solid pseudo-papillary tumours

Ahmad Kamal, Kannan Packirirsamy, Faisal Badri, Alya Al Mazrouei, Aneela Khaleeq, Mohamed Alaqqad
Published in : HAMDAN MEDICAL JOURNAL ; Vol 10, No 2 (2017)
DOI : 10.7707/hmj.636


Pancreatic solid pseudo-papillary tumours can be diagnosed radiologically for non-specific abdominal symptoms, for which the definitive treatment is surgical resection of the pancreas. The malignant or benign nature of the tumour is revealed only during histological evaluation after excision. We present three cases of patients with pancreatic pseudo-papillary tumours. These patients were suspected to have papillary tumours based on radiology findings and the diagnosis was confirmed after histopathology of resected pancreatic specimens. Patients suffering from benign pancreatic pseudo-papillary tumours have an excellent prognosis. This neoplasm usually does not metastasize and is amenable to cure after complete resection. The nature of the tumour is confirmed by histology after pancreatic resection, with adjuvant chemotherapy being instituted in the case of malignant tumours.

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