Pediatric Pseudo papillary Pancreatic Tumor: A Case Based Review

Authors

  • Mir Ibrahim Sajid 4th Year MBBS Student, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Ayesha Saleem Department of Pediatric Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Arshad Department of Pediatric Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.05-746

Abstract

Introduction

The solid pseudo papillary neoplasm (SPN) of the pancreas also known as a papillary-cystic tumor or Frantz tumor, is a distinct epithelial neoplasm of unfamiliar origin. Solid pseudo papillary neoplasm of the pancreas is a low-grade malignant tumor derived from exocrine cells and composed of poorly cohesive epithelial cells, forming solid and pseudo papillary arrangement and lacking a specific line of pancreatic epithelial differentiation [1]. In adult population it accounts for approximately 2% to 3% of pancreatic neoplasms but differs from other pancreatic tumors by a female predominance and a low risk of malignancy. SPN for the most part occurs in the younger population and occasionally in children, contrary to other pancreatic carcinomas. It also seems to have a predilection for Asian and African American women [2].

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Published

2021-03-02

How to Cite

Mir Ibrahim Sajid, Ayesha Saleem, & Muhammad Arshad. (2021). Pediatric Pseudo papillary Pancreatic Tumor: A Case Based Review. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.05-746

Issue

Section

Case Report