PANCREAS TUMORS IN CHILDREN - EXPERIENCE OF 8 CASES

Alexánder Antonio Jara Chávez, Carolina Vanessa Saldaña Rodríguez, Wendy Vanessa Vaca Vega, Paulina Elizabeth Durán Mora, Victor Alfonso Terán Pérez, Bryan Rodrigo Vaca Morejón, Katherine Liseth Esparza Maquilón, Pamela Johanna Picoita Solorzano, Carlos Humberto Vicuña Mariño

Abstract


Objectives: Describe the main types of pancreatic tumor, location, surgeries performed and survival in children diagnosed with pancreatic tumor undergoing surgical treatment.

 

Method: A retrospective analysis was performed in 8 pediatric patients with pancreatic tumors undergoing surgical treatment.

 

Results: The data of our study reported diagnosis of Papillary Cystic Solid Tumor (Frantz's Tumor) in 87.50% of all pediatric pancreatic tumors of the study, with respect to the location 62.50% were located in the head. The age of presentation ranged from 12 to 15 years of age and there was a predominance over the female gender with 6 cases versus 2 cases in male. Survival was 100%, with no evidence of residual disease, with a follow-up range of 8 months to 12 years 4 months. The tumor size had variability between 6 centimeters and 16 centimeters in diameter.

 

Conclusion: Pancreatic tumors are very rare in early stages of life. Frantz's Tumor is the most common, preferably occurring in female adolescents. The choice of surgeries was based on the topography and volume of the tumor and the relationship with adjacent organs. Surgical treatment should focus on the complete removal of the compromised parenchyma.


Keywords


Pancreatic, tumor, Frantz, Neuroendocrine. Quito, Ecuador

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