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Pancreatic endocrine tumors with intraductal growth into the main pancreatic duct and tumor thrombus within the portal vein: a case report and review of the literature.

Authors
  • Kawakami, Hiroshi
  • Kuwatani, Masaki
  • Hirano, Satoshi
  • Kondo, Satoshi
  • Nakanishi, Yoshitsugu
  • Itoh, Tomoo
  • Asaka, Masahiro
Type
Published Article
Journal
Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
46
Issue
6
Pages
273–277
Identifiers
PMID: 17379993
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Pancreatic endocrine tumors are rare tumors classified into "functioning" and "nonfunctioning" tumors. A 68-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with the chief compliant of abdominal pain. Various imaging studies demonstrated a mass in the head of the pancreas with intraductal growth into the main pancreatic duct and an intraportal mass. The patient underwent a curative surgical operation. Histopathological examination revealed that it was nonfunctioning endocrine carcinoma of the pancreas. This is the first reported case of a pancreatic endocrine tumor with intraductal growth into the main pancreatic duct and tumor thrombus within the portal vein.

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