Journal of Radiology Case Reports, Vol 10, No 8 (2016)

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Adult pancreatoblastoma - Case report and review of literature

Adult pancreatoblastoma - Case report and review of literature

Filipa Vilaverde, Horácio Scigliano, Pedro Rodrigues, Ana Carvalho, Alcinda Reis

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Abstract


Most cases of pancreatoblastoma, a rare malignant epithelial tumor of the pancreas, are seen in the pediatric population. The rarity of pancreatoblastoma, the similar radiologic findings to those seen in other pancreatic lesions, and its histopathologic heterogeneity, make its preoperative diagnosis in adults a real challenge. We report ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging correlative findings of a histologically proven pancreatoblastoma in a 37-year-old woman. Pancreatoblastoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a pancreatic mass presenting uncommon imaging features.

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