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Synchronous pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor and pancreatic cyst: a case report


Hao Hua, Xun Ran, Yi-gang Chen, Chao-quan Hu, Fu-tang Li, Shi Zuo, Cheng-yi Sun, Chao Yu

Department of Hepatic-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, The Affiliate Hospital of Guizhou Medical University, Guiyang, Guizhou, China

Correspondence to Author: Chao Yu


Synchronous pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (pNET) and pancreatic cyst are very rare. Herein, we report a case of pNET combined with a pancreatic cyst in a 49-year-old female. The patient first presented with a complaint of persistent pain in the right upper abdomen. As a follow-up, CT scan was performed that showed a solid pNET of 2-cm in diameter and a pancreatic cyst of 5-cm in the tail. Then, the subsequent distal pancreatomy with splenectomy was performed. The tumor histologically diagnosed with a cystic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor. Therefore, it is critical to get a deep insight into this seldom tumor. Surgery remains the standard option of treatment for pNET.


pancreatic cyst, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, case report


Chao Yu. Synchronous pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor and pancreatic cyst: a case report. World Journal of Clinical Surgery 2021.

Journal Info

  • Journal Name: World Journal of Clinical Surgery
  • Impact Factor: 2.709**
  • ISSN: 2766-6182
  • DOI: 10.52338/wjsurgy
  • Short Name: WJCSR
  • Acceptance rate: 55%
  • Volume: 6 (2024)
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