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|Title:||Paraganglioma mimicking a pancreatic neoplasm.||Austin Authors:||Lightfoot, Nicole;Santos, Peter;Nikfarjam, Mehrdad||Affiliation:||Department of Pathology, University of Melbourne, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia||Issue Date:||6-May-2011||Publication information:||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.||Gov't Doc #:||21546704||URI:||http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/11256||URL:||https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21546704||Type:||Journal Article||Subjects:||Aged
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