Pancreatoduodenectomy With Blood Vessel Reconstruction for a Huge Solid Pseudopapillary Tumor of the Pancreas: Report of a Case

Qiang Wei, Xiao Xu, Xin Duan, Qi Ling, Qinghong Ke, Shusen Zheng


Giant solid pseudopapillary tumor (SPPT) with superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and hepatic artery (HA) invaded is a relative contraindication for surgical resection. As the improvement of surgical technique these years, pancreatoduodenectomy combined with vascular reconstruction can be performed under this circumstance. Here, we report a case of a SPPT of the pancreas with blood vessels invaded. We report the case of a 19-year-old woman who suffered from SPPT and underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy with SMA reconstruction. The patient is being followed-up and in good condition until now. A review of the relevant literature is also presented. This case demonstrates that a giant SPPT with blood vessels invaded is a rare condition and surgical resection with SMA reconstruction is generally curative.

J Med Cases. 2013;4(1):15-18


Pancreaticoduodenectomy; SPPT; Reconstruction

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