Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

CORRESPONDENCE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 280--282

Pancreatic neuroendocrine carcinoma diagnosed using endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration: A case report and literature review


Gan Shi, Chenming Sun, Liang Sun, Huanping Ren, Qilong Song, Jie Wu 
 Department of Gastroenterology, Wuhan Central Hospital, Wuhan 430014, China

Correspondence Address:
Jie Wu
Department of Gastroenterology, Wuhan Central Hospital, No. 26 Shengli Road, Wuhan 430014
China

Pancreatic neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) is a rare pancreatic neoplasm. In this study, we report the case of a 67-year-old male who was admitted with epigastric pain, which began during the previous week. The planar imaging of the magnetic resonance imaging sequence detected oval shapes in the neck and tail of the pancreas. Endoscopic ultrasonography showed low-echo lumps at these sites. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration was performed on the pancreatic masses. Pathology results indicated that the tissue taken from the pancreas was consistent with small cell NEC. We also review the current published literature on pancreatic NEC.


How to cite this article:
Shi G, Sun C, Sun L, Ren H, Song Q, Wu J. Pancreatic neuroendocrine carcinoma diagnosed using endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration: A case report and literature review.J Can Res Ther 2015;11:280-282


How to cite this URL:
Shi G, Sun C, Sun L, Ren H, Song Q, Wu J. Pancreatic neuroendocrine carcinoma diagnosed using endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration: A case report and literature review. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Aug 10 ];11:280-282
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