Nonfunctioning Neuroendocrine Tumor of the Pancreas in a 15-year-old Girl - a Case Report -

15세 여아에서 발생한 췌장의 비기능성 신경내분비종양 - 1예 보고 -

  • Lee, Kyung-Keun (Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Park, Jin-Young (Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University)
  • 이경근 (경북대학교 의과대학 외과학교실) ;
  • 박진영 (경북대학교 의과대학 외과학교실)
  • Received : 2009.12.24
  • Accepted : 2009.12.30
  • Published : 2009.12.31

Abstract

We report a case of nonfunctioning neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas in a 15-year-old girl who presented with back pain. On physical examination, there was mild tenderness in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen. The patient had no pancreatic hormone-associated symptoms. An abdominal ultrasonography showed a well-demarcated hypervascular solid mass with calcification in the tail of the pancreas. An abdominal computed tomography scan showed a $6{\times}5cm$ sized well-encapsulated enhancing solid mass with cystic component in the tail of the pancreas. Distal pancreatectomy was performed. Pathology revealed awelldifferentiated nonfunctioning low grade malignant neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas. The postoperative course was uneventful.