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Cases Journal

, 1:374

First Online: 04 December 2008Received: 18 July 2008Accepted: 04 December 2008DOI: 10.1186-1757-1626-1-374

Cite this article as: McFarlane, M.E., Plummer, J.M., Patterson, J. et al. Cases Journal 2008 1: 374. doi:10.1186-1757-1626-1-374

Abstract

The presence of a large bulky pancreatic tumour in a young female should raise suspicions of the diagnosis of solid-pseduopapillary tumour of the pancreas.

This rare tumour has the characteristics of a low-grade malignancy with indolent behaviour. Most patients present with vague non-specific abdominal pain resulting in delayed diagnosis. The light microscopic features show solid areas alternating with pseudopapillary formations. Metastases are frequently amenable to resection.

Favourable prognosis with long-term survival has been shown even in patients with metastatic disease. Herein we present the case of a 21 year-old female patient of Afro-Caribbean extract who presented with gastric outlet obstruction from a large pancreatic tumour.

AbbreviationsCmcentimeters

kgkilograms

gm-dlgrams-deciliter

mmol-lmillimoles-litre

CTcomputed tomography.

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Author: Michael EC McFarlane - Joseph M Plummer - Jacqueline Patterson - Franz K Pencle

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