Solid pseudopapillary tumours of the pancreas: Spectrum of imaging findings with histopathological correlation

S. Sunkara, T. R. Williams, D. T. Myers, O. N. Kryvenko

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Abstract

Solid pseudopapillary tumour (SPT) is an uncommon cystic exocrine pancreatic neoplasm. The typical patient is a female in the third decade of life presenting with pain and/or palpable mass. Classic imaging characteristics include large size, mixed solid and cystic nature, encapsulation and haemorrhage. A pancreatic mass with these features in a young adult female should raise suspicion for an SPT. Although typically a non-aggressive neoplasm with surgery curative in most cases, SPT may exhibit more aggressive features such as local invasion, metastases or recurrence in up to 20% of cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1140-e1144
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Volume85
Issue number1019
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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