Intraductal papillary mucinous tumors: A case report and review of literature

Rehan Qayyum, Claudia McClintock

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Intraductal papillary mucinous tumors are slow growing cystic neoplasms of pancreas with favorable prognosis. A case report of such a tumor in an octogenarian is presented. Excessive mucin secretion with ectatic dilatation of pancreatic ducts is a hallmark of this tumor. K-ras and p53 mutations are less frequent then in ductal pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography findings are diagnostic and include a patulous papilla and amorphous filling defects in dilated pancreatic ducts. Magnetic resonance pancreatography, endoluminal ultra-sound, and pancreatoscopy are also helpful in diagnosis. Complete surgical resection is recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-654
Number of pages4
JournalConnecticut medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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