J Korean Assoc Pediatr Surg.  2009 Dec;15(2):180-185.

Nonfunctioning Neuroendocrine Tumor of the Pancreas in a 15-year-old Girl: a Case Report

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  • 1Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Taegu, Korea. kpnugs@yahoo.co.kr

Abstract

We report a case of nonfunctioning neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas in a 15-year-old girl who presented with back pain. On physical examination, there was mild tenderness in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen. The patient had no pancreatic hormone-associated symptoms. An abdominal ultrasonography showed a well-demarcated hypervascular solid mass with calcification in the tail of the pancreas. An abdominal computed tomography scan showed a 6x5cm sized well-encapsulated enhancing solid mass with cystic component in the tail of the pancreas. Distal pancreatectomy was performed. Pathology revealed awell- differentiated nonfunctioning low grade malignant neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas. The postoperative course was uneventful.

Keyword

Nonfunctioning neuroendocrine tumor; Pancreas; Girl

MeSH Terms

Abdomen
Adolescent
Back Pain
Humans
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Pancreas
Pancreatectomy
Physical Examination
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