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Case Report

“A Cystic Mass in the Head of the Pancreas” Case Report of Schwannoma

Saleg Patricia1*, Alcaraz Alvaro1, Romero Eugenia1, Roussy Guillermo1 and Maraschio Martin2

1Department of General Surgery, Private Hospital of Cordoba, Argentina

2Chief of Liver Transplantation, Private Hospital of Cordoba, Argentina

*Corresponding Author:
Patricia Saleg
Department of General Surgery
Private Hospital of Cordoba, Argentina
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: March 16, 2013; Accepted date: May 06, 2013; Published date: May 08, 2013

Citation: Patricia S, Alvaro A, Eugenia R, Guillermo R, Martin M (2013) “A Cystic Mass in the Head of the Pancreas” Case Report of Schwannoma. J Gastroint Dig Syst S3:006. doi: 10.4172/2161-069X.S3-006

Copyright: © 2013 Patricia S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


We report a case of a female (61 years) who presented with unspecific abdominal symptoms which motivated us a scan. This showed a cyst in the head of the pancreas. An abdominal CT scan confirmed the presence of a cystic tumor in the uncinated process of the pancreas measuring 27 mm in diameter, and nonspecific lymphadenopathy over the hepatic hilum. A MRI showed findings consistent with a Mucinous Cystic Neoplasia (MCN) at the pancreatic head. A pancreaticoduodenectomy was performed with excellent postoperative course, being the patient discharged from the hospital on POD 10. Pathological analysis showed a duodenal schwannoma of 31 × 24 mm (S-100 protein positive, CD 117 negative). No further treatment was indicated.