Cytological diagnosis of a rare case of solid pseudopapillary neoplasm of the pancreas

Kirana Pailoor, Hema Kini, Aarthi R. Rau, Yogesh Kumar

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Abstract

A 23-year-old woman presented to our hospital with nonspecific pain in the abdomen. She underwent radiological investigations, which revealed a solid and cystic mass in the tail end of the pancreas. The mass was diagnosed to be solid pseudopapillary neoplasm of the pancreas on intraoperative scrape cytology. This was further confirmed by histopathology. The cytological diagnosis enabled appropriate surgical treatment to be planned and carried out without undue delay. It is important to distinguish this rare tumor from other pancreatic tumors with similar cytohistologic features because, if diagnosed correctly and managed surgically, this neoplasm is associated with a good prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-34
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cytology
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2010

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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