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J Korean Surg Soc. 2012 Nov;83(5):330-334. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4174/jkss.2012.83.5.330
Kim HH , Cho CK , Hur YH , Koh YS , Kim JC , Kim HJ , Kim JW , Kim Y , Lee JH .
Department of Surgery, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. ckcho@jnu.ac.kr
Department of Radiology, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea.
Abstract

A pancreatic hamartoma is a rare benign lesion that may be mistaken for malignancy. A pancreatic hamartoma can present with vague, non-specific symptoms, which can be difficult to diagnose despite modern diagnostic tools. We report here a pancreatic hamartoma diagnosed after surgical resection. A 52-year-old female presented with postprandial abdominal discomfort. Abdominal computed tomography and pancreatic magnetic resonance imaging revealed a 2.2 x 2.5-cm cystic mass in the pancreatic head. The patient underwent a pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy. The histopathological and immunohistochemical studies helped make the diagnosis of pancreatic hamartoma. Here, we report a case of pancreatic hamartoma and review the relevant medical literature.

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