12th Ljudevit Jurak International Symposium on
Comparative Pathology
Zagreb
June 1-2, 2001
 

POSTER PRESENTATION
A CASE REPORT: SOLID AND PAPILLARY EPITHELIAL NEOPLASM OF PANCREAS IN YOUNG WOMEN
M. Babiæ, S. Radoviæ, I. Selak, M. Doriæ E. Sadagiæ*, F. Dalagija*, Š. Bešliæ**
From the Institute of Pathology, Medical Faculty Sarajevo
*Institute of  Radiology  and **Clinic for Abdominal Surgery, Clinical Center University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Objective: To present one case of solid and papillary neoplasm of the pancreas in young women  with pathological and immunohistological correlation and a review of the literature.
Patient and methods: One patient  with solid and papillary neoplasm of the pancreas was reviewed.The patient was a 37 year old female. The review consisted of a macroscopic appearance, histologic  and immunohistochemical examination and imaging
Results: Distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy was succefully done.The tumor was well encapsulated and the cut surface showed a characteristically  solid pattern on the tumor periphery and a centrally haemorrhagic and necrotic  pattern. Histochemical and immunohistochemcal examinations showed polymorphic differentiation. Immunohistohemical stains showed  diffrent expressions of both epithelial and endocrine markers. 
Conclusion: The tumor is caracterized by  a non - invasive growth pattern and metastasis  is very rare. Recognition of this rare neoplasm is important because  treatment differs from that of other pancreatic malignancies.

References:

  1. Boor PJ, et al. Papillary - cystic neoplasm of the pancreas.  The American  Journal of Surgical  Pathology 1979 ; 3: 69 - 75. 
  2. Butow. PC,  et al. Solid and Papillary Epithelial Neoplasm of the  Pancreas : Imaging -Pathologic Correlation in 56   Cases. Radiology 1996 ; 199 : 707-711.
  3. Wunsch LP, et al.Diagnosis and Tretman of Papillary Cystic Tumor of the Pacreas in Childern. Eur J  Pediatar Surg 1997; 7: 45-47
Poster Presentation