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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 47-51

Solid pseudopapillary tumors of the pancreas: Is there a role for adjuvant treatment?


Department of Radiotherapy, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Anshuma Bansal
Department of Radiation Oncology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2320-3846.183672

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Solid pseudopapillary tumors of the pancreas are rare tumors commonly found in females. Surgery is the primary treatment and the role of adjuvant chemotherapy or radiation is not well defined. Although they are mostly benign, they have the potential for late metastasis, thereby defining the need for long-term surveillance for such patients. This review article describes these tumors in detail and in addition, focuses on the management of the resected tumors and the need and indications for adjuvant treatment in selective cases.


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