A 72-year-old woman had severe watery diarrhea and weight loss. Computed tomography demonstrated a 55mm tumor in pancreatic tail with enlargement of para-aortic lymph nodes. There was no apparent liver metastasis. Endoscopic ultrasound demonstrated a well-circumscribed heterogenous tumor, which was diagnosed neuroendocrine tumor by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy. For suspected VIPoma with para-aortic lymph node involvement, distal pancreatectomy and para-aortic lymphadenectomy was performed. The tumor was diagnosed as VIPoma by immunohistochemistry. The diarrhea improved after surgery. No evidence of recurrence was detected after a follow-up of 11 months.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - 01-11-2017|
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