Solid-pseudopapillary neoplasms of the pancreas: clinical and pathological features of 33 cases.
ABSTRACT PURPOSE: Solid-pseudopapillary neoplasms (SPNs) are rare pancreatic tumors, with a low potential for malignancy. The clinical and pathological features of 33 SPNs were reviewed. METHODS: This study conducted a retrospective analysis of 33 patients who underwent surgery for a pathologically confirmed SPN from 2000 to 2011. RESULTS: Thirty of the 33 patients (91 %) were female, and the median age at diagnosis was 29.2 years (range 12-59). The most common symptom was abdominal discomfort with dull pain (58 %). Others included asymptomatic lesions that were only detected incidentally during imaging (21 %), a palpable abdominal mass (15 %) and indigestion (6 %). All 33 patients underwent surgery with a curative intent and 3 (9 %) underwent laparoscopic surgery. The mean diameter of the tumors was 4.9 cm (range 2-15 cm), and they occurred in the head (9, 27 %), neck (5, 15 %), body or tail (19, 58 %) of the pancreas. One patient had lymph node metastases, one patient had portal venous invasion and 8 patients had perineural invasion. The patient follow-up ranged from 4 to 118 months, and 32 patients were alive and well without recurrence. One patient relapsed 10 months after distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy and underwent a second surgery via laparotomy. Unfortunately, the patient died of multiple organ failure 12 days after the second surgery. CONCLUSION: SPNs are rare neoplasms with malignant potential but excellent prognosis. Adequate surgical resection, including laparoscopic surgery, may therefore be performed safely and is associated with a long-term survival, even in invasive cases.
- SourceAvailable from: Theodossis PapavramidisJournal of the American College of Surgeons 07/2005; 200(6):965-72. · 4.50 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Solid pseudopapillary neoplasms of the pancreas are rare malignant lesions of the pancreas that typically occur in young women. Large series from any one centre are notably absent in the literature. The aim of this study was to determine long-term outcomes of operative therapy. The records of all 14 patients diagnosed with pseudopapillary neoplasms of the pancreas over 17 years were reviewed. Thirteen of the 14 patients were female and the mean age at diagnosis was 30 years. Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm was suspected in only half of these patients before operation. On computed tomography, ultrasonography and/or magnetic resonance imaging, three lesions were solid, three were largely cystic, and five had solid and cystic components. All 14 patients underwent surgical exploration and curative resections were possible in 13, including distal pancreatectomy in nine, pancreaticoduodenectomy in three and resection of a local intraperitoneal recurrence in one patient. After follow-up ranging from 3 months to 20 years, 12 patients were alive, including one who had undergone re-exploration and resection of local and subcutaneous recurrences 9 years previously. Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm of the pancreas should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any solid or partly cystic pancreatic mass in women aged less than 35 years. An attempt at en bloc resection without formal lymphadenectomy should be undertaken, including resection of synchronous or metachronous distant metastases.British Journal of Surgery 07/2006; 93(6):733-7. · 4.84 Impact Factor
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