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|Title:||Paraganglioma mimicking a pancreatic neoplasm.|
|Authors:||Lightfoot, Nicole;Santos, Peter;Nikfarjam, Mehrdad|
|Affiliation:||Department of Pathology, University of Melbourne, Austin Health, Heidelberg, VIC, Australia|
|Citation:||Jop : Journal of the Pancreas 2011; 12(3): 259-61|
|Abstract:||Paragangliomas are rare tumours of neural crest origin. Extra-adrenal pancreatic paragangliomas are exceptionally rare.A 66-year-old man with abdominal pain was noted to have a complex pancreatic head and uncinate process mass on imaging. He underwent complete resection by pancreaticoduodenectomy with final pathology confirming a 6 cm paraganglioma without evidence of metastases. On histology the tumour was arising from the retroperitoneum and abutting the pancreas. The patient was disease free at 14-month follow-up.Pancreatic paragangliomas represent in many cases the retroperitoneal extension of a paraganglioma into the pancreas rather than a true pancreatic neoplasm. Although generally benign, the risk of malignant transformation justifies aggressive management.|
|Internal ID Number:||21546704|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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