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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 407-9

Solid and papillary epithelial neoplasm of the pancreas--a case report.

Department of Pathology, St Stephen's Hospital, Delhi

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R Jain
Department of Pathology, St Stephen's Hospital, Delhi

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Solid and papillary epithelial neoplasm (SPENP) of the pancreas is a rare pancreatic tumour of low malignant potential, that is seen mostly in young females. The aetiology and pathogenesis is unclear but it is considered to be arising from primordial pancreatic cells. We report two cases of SPENP who had palpable abdominal lumps and were diagnosed on histopathology. In the first case, the tumour was unresectable and patient died within one year. In the second case, at laprotomy the patient had perineurial as well as capsular infiltration but after wide resection of the growth, patient has been doing well for the past 6 months. Since SPENP is a low grade malignant neoplasm, it should be treated aggressively with complete resection and metastatectomy. Prognosis after adequate surgery is good. A clinicopathological study and brief review of literature is presented.

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