Solid pseudopapillary epithelial neoplasm: a rare cause of intractable abdominal pain in young women

  • Dr. Shreya Hegde Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, A J Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Dr. Samartha Vinitha Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, A J Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Dr. Philipose Thoppil Reba Professor, Department of Pathology, A J Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Keywords: Pseudopapillary, Epithelial, Pancreas, Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm

Abstract

Solid pseudopapillary epithelial neoplasms of the pancreas are extremely rare and usually affect young women. It distinguishes itself from other pancreatic neoplasms with its low malignant potential. These tumors have a long asymptomatic period and are usually detected when they have grown to a very large size. We report a case of a 16 year old female patient who presented with intractable abdominal pain since past 1 month. A provisional diagnosis of Solid Pseudopapillary Epithelial Neoplasm was made on CT scan and confirmed by biopsy and histopathology. Early preoperative recognition of this tumour and confirmation by histopathology is emphasized because complete resection usually results in cure.

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Solid pseudopapillary epithelial neoplasm: a rare cause of intractable abdominal pain in young women
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DOI: 10.17511/ijmrr.2017.i09.08
Published: 2017-09-30
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Hegde S, Samartha V, Thoppil Reba P. Solid pseudopapillary epithelial neoplasm: a rare cause of intractable abdominal pain in young women. Int J Med Res Rev [Internet]. 2017Sep.30 [cited 2021Jun.18];5(9):877-80. Available from: https://ijmrr.medresearch.in/index.php/ijmrr/article/view/924
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