Solid Pseudopapillary Tumour of Pancreas with a Metachronous Papillary Microcarcinoma of Thyroid
Walimuni Yohan M Abeysekera, Warusha D D de Silva, Anusha P Ginige, Pragatheswaran Pragatheswaran, Rasantha P Kuruppumullage and Aruna SK Banagala
World Journal of Surgical Medical and Radiation Oncology 2012, 1:10
Introduction: Solid pseudo-papillary tumours of the pancreas are uncommon neoplasms of low grade malignant potential usually arising in young females. Association of these tumours with secondary malignancies is exceptionally rare.
Case presentation: A 14 year old girl detected to have a metachronous papillary microcarcinoma of thyroid, following spleen preserving pancreatectomy for a rare solid pseudo-papillary tumour of the pancreas.
Discussion: Solid pseudo-papillary tumours of the pancreas are uncommon neoplasms which have a significant female preponderance. Treatment should be mainly surgical since the tumour has a good outcome even in advance stages. Its occurrence with other malignancies is extremely rare.