|LETTER TO THE EDITOR
|Year : 2015 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 1046
Solid pseudo-papillary tumor of pancreas: Indian perspective
Rashmi Patnayak1, Amitabh Jena2, Venkat Rami Reddy3, Amancharla Yadagiri Lakshmi4, Mandyam Kumaraswamy Reddy1
1 Department of Pathology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Surgical Oncology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
4 Department of Radiology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Date of Web Publication||15-Feb-2016|
Department of Pathology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati - 517 507, Andhra Pradesh
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Patnayak R, Jena A, Reddy VR, Lakshmi AY, Reddy MK. Solid pseudo-papillary tumor of pancreas: Indian perspective. J Can Res Ther 2015;11:1046
We have read the article “Murhekar, Ramakrishnan, Ramani, Sunil, Majhi. Solid pseudo-papillary tumor (SPT) of pancreas: A rare case report and review of Indian literature” with interest. In this context, we would like to share our experience. In our study period of 11 years, from an institute in South India, we had encountered four SPTs of pancreas (SPT). There were three female patients and one male patient. This is in contrast to the reported Indian literature of exclusivity of the tumor in the female population.,,,,,, On gross examination, these tumors were large with areas of cystic degeneration. There were also large areas of hemorrhage and necrosis. Immunohistochemically, we had noticed positivity to the marker CD99, in addition to the other markers described by the authors., All our patients' post-operative period was uneventful. No recurrence was noted in the available limited follow-up period.
We agree with the authors that SPTs being rare neoplasms should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pancreatic mass seen particularly in a young female. Wherever possible all the data including clinical, imageological and pathological should be considered in rendering the correct diagnosis of this uncommon neoplasm.
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The authors wish to thank senior technicians Mrs. Ushanandini and Mr. Ramana for their help.
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