Frantz?s Tumor (Solid Pseudopapillary Tumor) of the Pancreas. A Case Report

Settar Bostanoglu, Emrah Otan, Saadet Akturan, Akin Bostanoglu , Aysun Gokce, Levent Albayrak, Enver Okan Hamamci

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Abstract

Context A solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas is a rare neoplasm which, for the most part, affects young women and has a relatively favorable prognosis with a low malignant potential. These tumors usually have unclear clinical features and may form very large masses before being diagnosed. Case report We report the case of a 29-year-old woman who underwent complete resection of the tumor using a distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy procedure. The patient is being followed-up and in good condition. A review of the relevant literature is also presented. Conclusions A solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas is a rare condition with a low potential for malignancy and favorable prognosis; surgical resection is generally curative.

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