Diagnosis of a solid pseudopapillary neoplasm using EUS-FNA

Masakuni Fujii, Hiroaki Saito, Hironari Kato, Toru Kojima, Mamoru Ito, Shuhei Ishiyama, Akiko Fujiwara, Takefumi Niguma, Masao Yoshioka, Junji Shiode, Tetsushige Mimura, Kazuhide Yamamoto

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A woman in her 50s was found to have a pancreatic mass on abdominal ultrasound. The tumor measured 40 mm in diameter and included a cystic lesion and calcification. In this case, we suspected a diagnosis of solid pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN) due to the findings observed on various images. However, we were unable to exclude the possibility that the lesion was a neuroendocrine tumor. Therefore, we performed endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA). In addition, in order to confirm the diagnosis of SPN, we performed minimized resection (segmental pancreatectomy). Obtaining a definitive preoperative diagnosis of SPN using EUS-FNA can guide the surgical approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1703-1708
Number of pages6
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Minimized resection
  • Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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