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Title
A solid pseudopapillary tumour of the pancreas presenting after an abdominal trauma
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Abstract
We present the case of 12-year-old girl who was referred with persistent abdominal pain and a palpable mass after blunt trauma and whose final diagnosis was a solid pseudopapillary tumour of the pancreas. This is the second case in our hospital of a solid pseudopapillary tumour of the pancreas presenting after a blunt abdominal trauma. Solid pseudopapillary tumour of the pancreas is a rare neoplasm. It comprises 2 to 3% of primary pancreatic tumours occurring at all ages. It was first described in 1959 by Frantz. The presenting symptoms are usually a slow growing abdominal mass with vague abdominal discomfort. Sometimes they are discovered after a trauma. Solid pseudopapillary tumours of the pancreas have a fairly characteristic appearance on imaging but the final diagnosis depends on histological confirmation. After resection the prognosis is excellent.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Acta chirurgica Belgica. - Brussel, 1946 - 1996
Publication
Brussel : 2010
ISSN
0001-5458
Volume/pages
110(2010), p. 390-393
ISI
000279884100029
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 04.11.2017
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