Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.  2014 Oct;19(4):210-214. 10.15279/kpba.2014.19.4.210.

A Case of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Mimicked Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. hjkimmd@korea.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas are exremely rare tumors, but recent imaging examination advances, diagnostic frequency is also increasing. However, there is difficulty of diagnosis of pancreatic serotonin producing neuroendocrine tumors, because tumors grow slowly and clinical symptoms are not significant. A 60-year-old male patient with pancreatic duct dilatation progresses gradually during the seven years without obstructing lesion in imaging studies, we suspected the mass as intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm. However, we diagnosed his case as neuroendocrine tumor after surgery and report here with literature review.

Keyword

Neuroendocrine tumor; Serotonin; Pancreatic duct dilatation
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