Downsizing to resectabilty of a large solid and cystic papillary tumor of the pancreas by single-agent chemotherapy

Julie Kanter, David B. Wilson, Steven Strasberg

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Abstract

Solid and cystic pseudopapillary tumor (SCPT) is an uncommon cancer that typically affects young women. Most patients with SCPT have a favorable prognosis provided a complete resection is attained. There are anecdotal reports of the use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy or radiation therapy for patients with unresectable tumors. We report the case of a 14-year-old female with SCPT who was successfully downsized with gemcitabine before definitive surgical resection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e23-e25
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume44
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2009

Keywords

  • Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
  • Pancreatic tumor
  • Whipple procedure

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