Solid and Papillary Pancreatic Neoplasm
Michal Soudack, Alon Ben-Nun, Leonid Malkin, Moshe Hashmonai
Depts. of Diagnostic Radiology, Surgery A and B, and Pathology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa
Solid and papillary neoplasm of the pancreas is an interesting and rare malignant tumor. It occurs most commonly in young women. It was first described in 1959 and since then has been referred to by different names, including solid and cystic tumor, solid and cystic epithelial neoplasms, and others. Its malignant potential is low and metastasis is very rare.
Treatment includes partial pancreatectomy with full resection of the tumor. The prognosis is generally very good. We present 3 women (aged 17, 19, 39) diagnosed and treated for solid and papillary neoplasm of the pancreas. The unique clinical, histological, and epidemiological characteristics of this tumor are detailed.