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Title: Laparoscopic enucleation of Frantz's tumor of the pancreas: Case report and literature review
Authors: Erić D.
Milosavljević V.
Gonzalez-Urquijo, Mauricio
Tadić B.
Veselinović M.
Grubor N.
Jelić D.
Bjelović M.
Journal: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2021
Abstract: Introduction: Frantz's tumor of the pancreas is a rare phenomenon, and it accounts for 1–3% of all neoplasms of the pancreas. Its percentage is much higher in younger persons, especially in younger women, as compared to the rest of the population. Presentation of case: The present study describes a 32-year-old female patient in whom a preoperative imaging diagnosis confirmed a mass in the junction of the pancreas' body and tail. Based on the anamnesis, the preoperative diagnosis, and the patient's general status, the decision was made to performed laparoscopic enucleation of the pancreatic tumor. The operation and postoperative recovery passed without complications. Definitive histopathological and immunohistochemical findings confirmed a solid pseudopapillary neoplasm of the pancreas. Discussion: Depending on the localization and the size of the tumor, surgical options range from typical and atypical resections of the pancreas to minimally invasive surgical procedures, such as local excision and enucleation. Laparoscopic procedures have a comparative advantage in cases of enucleation and resection of the pancreas. The low frequency of recidivation and a favorable prognosis, even after repeated surgery, are additional reasons for favoring the laparoscopic approach over the classical surgical approach. Conclusion: A minimally invasive surgical approach should be applied whenever the dimensions and the localization of the tumor permit it, bearing in mind all the benefits and advantages that this surgical technique offers.
Type: Article
DOI: 10.1016/j.amsu.2021.102221
ISSN: 20490801
SCOPUS: 85102827714
Appears in Collections:University Library, Kragujevac
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