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creator
Uemura, Kenichiro
Hayashidani, Yasuo
subject
Nonfunctioning endocrine tumor
Acute pancreatitis
Main pancreatic duct obstruction
NDC
Medical sciences
abstract
A 65-year-old Japanese male was referred to our hospital for evaluation of a main pancreatic duct obstruction. Two months previously, he had suffered an attack of acute pancreatitis that was resolved with conservative treatment. Dynamic contrast-enhanced study by multidetector row computed tomography revealed a well-enhanced 5 x 5 mm mass in the head of the pancreas with dilatation of the main pancreatic duct in the body and tail. On endoscopic retrograde pancreatography, obstruction of the main pancreatic duct in the head of the pancreas was noted. Pancreatic juice cytology was nondiagnostic. Endoscopic ultrasonography demonstrated a well-defined hypoechoic mass, about 5 mm in size, with distal main pancreatic duct dilatation. The patient underwent elective pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy. Pathological examination revealed a well-differentiated endocrine tumor of the pancreas of uncertain behavior, 5 mm in size. Immunohistochemically, the tumor was diffusely positive for chromogranin A and synaptophysin, and focally it was positive for insulin, glucagon, and CA19-9; it was negative for gastrin. The final diagnosis was main pancreatic duct obstruction secondary to a nonfunctioning endocrine tumor of the pancreas of uncertain behavior.

Of note, a small nonfunctioning endocrine tumor of the pancreas is important in the differential diagnosis of main pancreatic duct obstruction demonstrated by radiographic examinations.
journal title
Hiroshima Journal of Medical Sciences
volume
Volume 58
issue
Issue 1
start page
45
end page
48
date of issued
2009-03
publisher
Hiroshima University Medical Press
issn
0018-2052
ncid
language
eng
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
rights
(c) Hiroshima University Medical Press.
department
Graduate School of Biomedical Science
University Medical Hospital
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