Ebubekir Gündeş1, Murat Çakır1, Tevfik Küçükkartallar1, Ahmet Tekin1, Hacı Hasan Esen2, Adnan Kaynak1

1Necmettin Erbakan Üniversitesi Meram Tıp Fakültesi Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı
2Necmettin Erbakan Üniversitesi Meram Tıp Fakültesi Patoloji Anabilim Dalı

Keywords: pancreas, pancreaticoduodenectomy, solid pseudopapillary tumor


Solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas (SPT) is a rare pancreatic tumor whose pathogenesis is yet to be known and which has a good post-op prognosis. 3 (1.5%) out of 190 patients who had pancreatic surgery because of malignity at our clinic between 2005 and 2011 were histopathologically diagnosed with SPT. The presenting complaints of the patients were non-specific abdominal pain and they were all female. The tumor was at the pancreatic tail in two patients, while it was at the head in one patient. Two patients had distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy, while one had pancreaticoduodenectomy. R0 resection was achieved in all patients. Pathological analysis revealed that the surgical border was negative in all patients and no lymph node metastasis and vein or nerve invasion were observed. In conclusion, solid pseudopapillary tumors of the pancreas are but treatable pancreatic tumors.