Boletín médico del Hospital Infantil de México
versión impresa ISSN 1665-1146
CAMACHO AGUILERA, José Francisco et al. Solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas in pediatric patients. Case report and literature review. Bol. Med. Hosp. Infant. Mex. [online]. 2010, vol.67, n.2, pp. 133-141. ISSN 1665-1146.
Background: Solid pseudopapillary tumor (SPT) of the pancreas is a low-grade epithelial malignant tumor principally affecting young women and represents ~1-2% of all pancreatic neoplasms. We present a case of this type of tumor treated at the General Hospital of Tijuana in the service of pediatric surgery. We also present a review of the literature. Case: We present the case of a 12-year-old female with symptomatology of a progressively growing palpable tumor in the upper abdomen. She was diagnosed with SPT located in the tail of the pancreas. It was treated successfully with distal pancreatectomy without splenectomy. The patient was discharged on the third post-surgical day. Discussion: SPT is a differential diagnosis with the presence of a mass at the level of the pancreas. Due to its rarity, it is not the first option to rule out, especially in pediatric patients. Surgery alone represents the best treatment for this pathological entity and should be attempted in all cases, independent of the size of the pancreatic lesion.
Palabras llave : pediatrics; pancreatic solid pseudopapillary tumor; benign tumor.