SPLEEN PRESERVING DISTAL PANCREATECTOMY FOR AN UNCOMMON LARGE PANCREATIC MASS: A CASE REPORT
Suhani Suhani, Kusum Meena, Gunjan Desai, Shadan Ali, Shaji Thomas.
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Solid pseudo papillary tumour is a rare primary neoplasm of the pancreas with low malignant potential that typically affects young Asian women. We herein report a case of a teen aged girl who presented with a large painless progressively increasing asymptomatic abdominal lump. On radiological investigation, there was a solitary large heterogenous mass arising from the tail of pancreas. An ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology revealed a solid pseudopapillary epithelial neoplasm. The patient underwent spleen preserving distal pancreatectomy. The histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of solid pseudopapillary neoplasm of pancreas. The patient had an uneventful recovery and is under follow up.
Key words: distal pancreatectomy, pseudopapillary tumour, FNAC , abdominal lump