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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2000 Sep;3(2):217-221. Korean.
Published online Sep 30, 2000.
Copyright © 2000 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
A Case of Solid and Papillary Epithelial Neoplasm of the Pancreas
Jong-Keun Kim, Hyung-Shin Lee, Sang-yong Kim, Ji-Whan Han, Kyung-Yil Lee, and Kyung-Tai Whang
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Solid and papillary epithelial neoplasm of the pancreas is an uncommon low-grade malignant tumor found predominantly in young females. It is rare in childhood. The origin of the tumor is probably from a multipotential stem cell of the pancreas. Neoplasm usually behave like a very low grade malignancy, so that complete removal is the treatment of choice for the tumor arising anywhere in the pancreas. We report a case of solid and papillary epithelial neoplasm of the pancreas in a 14 year-old girl who presented with intermittent abdominal pain and abdominal mass. CT scan shows a large, about 7×6 cm sized, well-marginated hypodense round mass in the head of the pancreas with some ill defined enhancing solid internal portion. She had taken complete excision of the pancereatic mass and Roux-en-Y pancreaticojejunostomy and histologically comfirmed solid and papillary epithelial neoplasm of the pancreas. A brief review of literature was made.

Keywords: Solid and papillary epithelial neoplasm; Pancreas; Childhood