Downsizing to resectabilty of a large solid and cystic papillary tumor of the pancreas by single-agent chemotherapy

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  • Solid and cystic pseudopapillary tumor (SCPT) is an uncommon cancer that typically affects young women. Most patients with SCPT have a favorable prognosis provided a complete resection is attained. There are anecdotal reports of the use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy or radiation therapy for patients with unresectable tumors. We report the case of a 14-year-old female with SCPT who was successfully downsized with gemcitabine before definitive surgical resection. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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  • Kanter J; Wilson DB; Strasberg S
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  • 44
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  • 10