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Cirugía paraguaya

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ESPINOZA, Paola et al. FRANTZ´S TUMOR. A TWO CASES PRESENTATION. Rev. Cir. Parag. [online]. 2017, vol.41, n.1, pp.36-38. ISSN 2307-0420.

The solid pseudopapillary neoplasm of the pancreas is a low-grade malignancy, relatively rare, representing between 0.9 and 2.7% of all pancreatic malignancies. It mainly affects young women (89% of cases), with a mean age at diagnosis of 28 years. Most have specific symptoms related to intra-abdominal mass and more than one third are usually discovered incidentally. We report two cases (a 19-years-old woman diagnosed of a neo-plasm in the tail and another 28 years old woman , with neo-plasm in the head of the pancreas which could be classified as Frantz’s tumor. We analyze the biological characteristics of these tumors, their forms of presentation and the recommended ex-plorations for the diagnostic.

Keywords : Pancreatic neoplasm; solid-cystic-papillaryneoplasm of pancreas; Frantz’s tumor..

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