A Surgical Resected Case of VIPoma with Para-Aortic Lymph Node Involvement

Yuki Ueda, Hirochika Toyama, Sachio Terai, Hideyo Mukubou, Sachiyo Shirakawa, Hironori Yamashita, Yoshihide Nanno, Takuya Mizumoto, Dongha Lee, Hisoka Kinoshita, Motofumi Tanaka, Kimihiko Ueno, Tetsuo Ajiki, Masahiro Kido, Takumi Fukumoto

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1976-1978
Number of pages3
JournalGan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2017

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