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2003, Volume 19, Number 3-4, Page(s) 071-073     
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SOLID-PSEUDOPAPILLARY NEOPLASM OF PANCREAS: A CASE REPORT
Suna ERKILIÇ, Coşkun ÖZSARAÇ, Emin GÜLDÜR
Gaziantep Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Patoloji Anabilim Dalı

Solid-pseudopapillary neoplasm of pancreas (SPN) is a rare neoplasm which occurs predominantly in adolescent girls and young women. Tumor usually reveals as a large and well-defined abdominal mass. The prognosis is very good after surgical resection.The patient presented here is an 17-year-old female who admitted to the hospital with nause and abdominal pain. Computerized tomography revealed a mass in the tail of pancreas. The mass is excised totally. Macroscopically the tumor was large, round, well-demarcated and encapsulated. Sections showed a solid mass with cystic areas. Microscopic examination revealed a solid pattern with cystic areas and pseudopa-pillary structures. Immunohistochemically the tumor was positive for vimentin, cytokeratin, S-100, AFP and NSE, negative for chromogranin A. The case was diagnosed as solid-pseudopapillary neoplasm of the pancreas. In conclusion this neoplasm, with a good prognosis, should be considered in the differential diagnosis of the pancreas tumors in young women.

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