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VAIRO, Analía et al. Solid-pseudopapillary tumour of the pancreas, clinical case. Arch. Pediatr. Urug. [online]. 2021, vol.92, n.1, e304.  Epub June 01, 2021. ISSN 0004-0584.


solid pseudopapillary tumor (SPT) of the pancreas is a rare low-level malignant tumor which mainly affects young women.


report the case of an adolescent with a SPT.

Clinical case:

twelve-year old female adolescent diagnosed with a SPT after an episode of severe abdominal pain on the left hypochondriac region and vomiting. Her medical record did not show a pathological history nor were there findings in the physical examination. The MRI showed a mixed cystic and solid tumor in the caudal portion of the head of the pancreas, which was initially thought to be a SPT. A total surgical resection was performed and the anatomical pathology confirmed the diagnosis.


SPT diagnosis should be considered in female adolescents who show a pancreatic tumor and compatible image. A total surgical resection is the Gold Standard regarding the SPT’s therapeutic management.

Keywords : Pancreatic neoplasms; Abdominal pain; Women.

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