Perineurioma of the Pancreas: A Rare Case
Context Mesenchymal tumors of pancreas are rare. Case report We describe a case of perineurioma involving the body and tail of pancreas presenting as a slow growing abdominal lump. Conclusion Though perineurioma may arise from variety of anatomical sites including gastrointestinal tract, there is no previous report of perineurioma arising from the pancreas.
Image: Intra-operative picture of pancreatic mass.
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