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World Journal of Surgical Oncology

, 3:62

First Online: 27 September 2005Received: 23 May 2005Accepted: 27 September 2005

Abstract

BackgroundThe papillary cystic and solid tumour of the pancreas PCSTP is a rare primary neoplasm of unknown pathogenesis typically found in young women. PCSTP is a low-grade malignant tumour, which is often asymptomatic but it may present with abdominal pain.

Case presentationA 38 year old female patient who presented with one day history of epigastric pain was diagnosed as PCSTP. The patient was successfully treated with distal pancreatectomy.

ConclusionIt is important to differentiate this tumour from other pancreatic tumours because, unlike malignant pancreatic tumours, this neoplasm does not usually metastasise and is amenable to cure after complete surgical resection. However, the cell origin and the aetiology of this tumour are not clear and further studies are warranted in its pathogenesis.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1477-7819-3-62 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Abdul Kasem - Zainab Ali - Joseph Ellul

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