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Surgical therapy of a large pancreatic solid-pseudopapillary neoplasm during pregnancy.
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PMID:  24445849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Solid-pseudopapillary neoplasms (SPNs) of the exocrine pancreas are rare, accounting for only 2% of pancreatic tumours. These tumours predominantly affect women during the second and third decades of life. They frequently present with vague symptoms and can pose a diagnostic challenge. Surgical resection remains the treatment of choice that can cure up to 95% of patients when negative resection margins are obtained. SPNs diagnosed during pregnancy are exceptional and with profound implications on the mother and fetus. The authors present a case of an asymptomatic SPN in a 24-year-old woman diagnosed at 14 weeks of gestation on a routine prenatal ultrasound. Distal pancreatectomy, splenectomy and cholecystectomy were successfully performed at 18 weeks of gestation. A healthy full-term male child was born 5 months following surgery without complications.
Frank Macdonald; Valerie Keough; Weei-Yuan Huang; Michele Molinari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-1-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2014     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2014  
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Created Date:  2014-1-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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