The authors describe a case of somatostatinoma localized in the body and tail of the pancreas. They emphasize the rarity of this finding (only 33 cases with certain pancreatic localization are reported in literature) and the absence of a distinctive syndrome, which could direct to an early diagnosis, the authors are in doubt about the real incidence of this disease. The absence, generally, of a distinctive syndrome, the poor condition of these patient and then the lack of surgical treatment and histological examination, could lead to a lower valuation. Delayed diagnosis and then the local extension of this neoplasm often make surgical treatment vain. Nevertheless since somatostatinoma has more possibilities of radical resection than pancreatic cancer, it's required to know its features and course so to increase possibilities of an early diagnosis. In fact disregarding surgical treatment, the survival of these patients, one year after diagnosis, is about 48%. This result is better than the survival of patients with pancreatic or biliary duct cancers. Current diagnostic procedures are reported.

Barbato, A., Roviello, F., DE STEFANO, A., Marrelli, D., Messano, A., Guarnieri, A., et al. (1996). A case of pancreatic somatostatinoma. MINERVA CHIRURGICA, 51(6), 475-479.

A case of pancreatic somatostatinoma

ROVIELLO, FRANCO;DE STEFANO, ALFONSO;MARRELLI, DANIELE;GUARNIERI, ALFREDO;PINTO, ENRICO
1996-01-01

Abstract

The authors describe a case of somatostatinoma localized in the body and tail of the pancreas. They emphasize the rarity of this finding (only 33 cases with certain pancreatic localization are reported in literature) and the absence of a distinctive syndrome, which could direct to an early diagnosis, the authors are in doubt about the real incidence of this disease. The absence, generally, of a distinctive syndrome, the poor condition of these patient and then the lack of surgical treatment and histological examination, could lead to a lower valuation. Delayed diagnosis and then the local extension of this neoplasm often make surgical treatment vain. Nevertheless since somatostatinoma has more possibilities of radical resection than pancreatic cancer, it's required to know its features and course so to increase possibilities of an early diagnosis. In fact disregarding surgical treatment, the survival of these patients, one year after diagnosis, is about 48%. This result is better than the survival of patients with pancreatic or biliary duct cancers. Current diagnostic procedures are reported.
Barbato, A., Roviello, F., DE STEFANO, A., Marrelli, D., Messano, A., Guarnieri, A., et al. (1996). A case of pancreatic somatostatinoma. MINERVA CHIRURGICA, 51(6), 475-479.
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