Introduction: Paragangliomas (PGL) are defined as rare tumors arising from extra-adrenal sympathetic and parasympathetic paraganglia and malignant paragangliomas are defined by the presence of metastases.
Aim(s): We report a case of an unexpected diagnosis of intrapancreatic paraganglioma. Pancreatic localization has been rarely reported in the literature.
Materials and methods: A normotensive 63-year-old woman was referred to us for an incidentally discovered pancreatic mass. Enhanced-CT showed a 18 mm pancreatic head mass suspected for endocrine tumor. Biochemical markers were normal as well as Octreoscan. 18FDG-PET showed hypercaptation in the pancreatic head region (SUV 33). The patient underwent a duodenocephalopancreasectomy.
Conference: 8th Annual ENETS Conference (2011)
Presenting Author: Dr.ssa Chiara Martini
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