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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 121-127

Pancreatic solid pseudo-papillary tumours

1 Department of General Surgery, Rashid Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 Department of General Surgery, Hatta Hospital, Hatta, United Arab Emirates
3 Department of General Surgery, Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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Mohamed Alaqqad
Department of General Surgery, Hatta Hospital, Hatta
United Arab Emirates
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.7707/hmj.636

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Pancreatic solid pseudo-papillary tumours can be diagnosed radiologically for non-specific abdominal symptoms, for which the definitive treatment is surgical resection of the pancreas. The malignant or benign nature of the tumour is revealed only during histological evaluation after excision. We present three cases of patients with pancreatic pseudo-papillary tumours. These patients were suspected to have papillary tumours based on radiology findings and the diagnosis was confirmed after histopathology of resected pancreatic specimens. Patients suffering from benign pancreatic pseudo-papillary tumours have an excellent prognosis. This neoplasm usually does not metastasize and is amenable to cure after complete resection. The nature of the tumour is confirmed by histology after pancreatic resection, with adjuvant chemotherapy being instituted in the case of malignant tumours.

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