Primary Neuroendocrine Tumor of Peripancreatic Lymph Node - A Rare Case Report

Neuroendocrine tumors are a heterogenous group of tumors arising most commonly in the gastrointestinal tract and in the bronchus pulmonary tree. Other rare sites include parathyroid and adrenal glands. Peripancreatic lymph-node as a primary site for neuroendocrine tumor is extremely rare and no reports could be seen in literature. A thorough search of literature found a case report of a primary neuroendocrine tumor of the inguinal lymph-node. Reporting the case report of a 48year old man who presented with complains of epigastric pain and on evaluation found to have an exophytic tumor from the superior border of the body of pancreas. At surgery the tumor was found to be separate from the pancreas and was easily enucleated off the superior border of pancreas. Histopathology of the excised tumor showed features of an NET within a lymph-node. He was followed up closely and at 1year post operatively patient is asymptomatic and in good health.

Author(s): Vasudeva Pai Hosdurg

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