International Journal of Noncommunicable Diseases

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 98--100

Expanding role of radiation in pancreatic tumors – A rare case report and a new horizon


Rakesh Kapoor, Chinna Babu Dracham, GY Srinivasa, Ankita Gupta 
 Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. G Y Srinivasa
Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, PGIMER, Chandigarh
India

Solid pseudopapillary tumors (SPTs) of the pancreas are neoplasms with low malignant potential. Surgical resection offers excellent survival. Adjuvant therapy can have an increased role. A 45-year-old female presented with pain abdomen. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the abdomen revealed a 6 cm × 6 cm × 6 cm lesion in the pancreas. Fine-needle aspiration from the mass revealed a neuroendocrine tumor, and she underwent distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy. The diagnosis of SPT was made on histopathology report. Subsequently, the patient received adjuvant radiotherapy. Adjuvant radiotherapy can be considered to decrease the risk of local recurrences in the presence of poor-risk features.


How to cite this article:
Kapoor R, Dracham CB, Srinivasa G Y, Gupta A. Expanding role of radiation in pancreatic tumors – A rare case report and a new horizon.Int J Non-Commun Dis 2019;4:98-100


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Kapoor R, Dracham CB, Srinivasa G Y, Gupta A. Expanding role of radiation in pancreatic tumors – A rare case report and a new horizon. Int J Non-Commun Dis [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Aug 4 ];4:98-100
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