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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
McFarlane, Michael E. C.; Plummer, Joseph M.; Patterson, Jacqueline; Pencle, Franz
Author Affiliation, Ana.
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Article Title
Solid-Pseudopapillary tumour of the pancreas as a rare cause of gastric outlet obstruction: A case report.
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Journal Title
Cases Journal
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2008
Volume ID
4
Issue ID
1
Page(s)
374
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Location/URL
http:; creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0
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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.....
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