Frantz’s Tumour: Unusual Pancreatic Neoplasm PD01-PD03
Jendouba Regional Hospital, Jendouba, Tunisia.
Solid-Pseudopapillary Tumour of the pancreas (SPT) or Frantz’s tumour is a rare epithelial neoplasm and represents 2% of exocrine pancreatic tumours. Its origin remains enigmatic and they are of little known aetiopathogenesis. These tumours occur in young women and must be suspected in any case of left hypochondrium’s mass. It has a good prognosis through radical surgical excision. The five-year survival rate is around 97%. Here the authors present a case of 26 years old female patient, who presented to the emergency department with three weeks history of abdominal pain and vomiting. Physical examination did not reveal any abnormalities and her blood tests were normal. Cross-sectional imaging modalities which showed a caudal pancreatic mass with cystic and necrotico-haemorrhagic components evocative of a pseudo-papillary solid tumour of the pancreas. The patient had a distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy with good outcome.