International Journal of Pancreatology

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 77–81 | Cite as

Solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas

  • Stefan Piatek
  • Thomas Manger
  • Ingeborg Röse
  • Hans-Ulrich Schulz
  • Hans Lippert
Case Report


Background. Its considerable size at the time of diagnosis and low grade of malignancy are typical features of the solid-pseudopapillary tumor, which has a tendency to predominantly affect young females. A relationship to the long-term intake of oral contraceptives is discussed. Invasive tumor growth or metastases have been observed only rarely until now.

Methods. The 53-yr-old female patient we report on here was treated by radical partial pancreatoduo-denectomy for a nonmetastasizing solid-pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreatic head (T1bN0M0) 19 mo ago.

Results. Histopathological studies made a definitive diagnosis of solid-pseudopapillary tumor. The patient is recurrence-free, and there are no signs of metastases at present. Since a microscopically invasive tumor growth is assumed, oncologically curative resection should be preferred vs the less radical enucleation.

Conclusion. In this report, a case of the rare solid-pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas is described. In contrast to other pancreatic tumors, the semimalignant solid-pseudopapillary tumor has a favorable prognosis.

Key Words

Pancreas solid-pseudopapillary tumor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Piatek
    • 2
  • Thomas Manger
    • 2
  • Ingeborg Röse
    • 1
  • Hans-Ulrich Schulz
    • 2
  • Hans Lippert
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PathologyOtto-von-Guericke-University, Medical FacultyMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryOtto-von-Guericke-University, Medical FacultyMagdeburgGermany

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