PANCREATIC SCHWANNOMA: CASE REPORT

Bulent Aytac, Ahmet Karamercan, Mehmet Eren Yuksel, Gamze Kulduk

Abstract


Pancreatic schwannoma is a rare neoplasm. By 2012, there were only 47 cases reported on pancreatic schwannoma in the English literature to the best of our knowledge. Hereby, we report a 37-year-old Caucasian male with a cystic schwannoma in the head of the pancreas. The patient, complaining of vague abdominal pain and pruritus underwent a computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen. The CT scan of the abdomen revealed a cystic lesion in the head of the pancreas. Initially, a cystic mucinous tumor of the pancreas was suspected. Whipple’s procedure was undertaken. The histopathologic evaluation of the specimen revealed a pancreatic schwannoma. The patient did well postoperatively. Even rarely seen, pancreatic schwannoma should be taken into account in the differential diagnosis of pancreatic lesions.


Keywords


Pancreas; Schwannoma; Whipple

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