Pancreatic Masses: Not All of Them are Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: Differential Diagnosis


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Kaynar L. , Yurci A., Kurnaz F. , Karadag M. , ESER B. , Soyuer I. , ...More

TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI, vol.30, no.5, pp.1772-1776, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.5336/medsci.2009-15805
  • Title of Journal : TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.1772-1776

Abstract

Primary pancreatic lymphoma (PPL) is a very rare tumor of the pancreas and can mimic pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PAC) clinically and radiographically. The rarity of PPL and its similarity to PAC can potentially lead to misdiagnosis of a minority of potentially curable patients. However, the management of PPL differs greatly from that of PAC. The most appropriate way of diagnosis in these patients is fine-needle aspiration biopsy before surgery. We report two cases with PPL presenting with a mass in the pancreas. One the patients was diagnosed after major open surgery and the other one was diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration biopsy.