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    Open Access Case Report Article ID: GJMCCR-3-126

    CCK-2/Gastrin-R Immunodistribution in a Solid Pseudopapillary Pancreatic Tumor: A Case Report of a 28-Years-Old North African Woman

    Noria Harir*, Feriel Sellam, Nesrine M Mrabent, Abdenacer Tou, Houria Belkralladi, Rachida Salah, Soumia Zeggai

    The presence of a large bulky pancreatic tumour in a young female should raise suspicions of the diagnosis of solid-pseduopapillary tumour of the pancreas.

    Solid pseudopapillary neoplasms of the pancreas are uncommon, accounting for only 1-2% of all pancreatic neoplasms. These tumors are being detected at an increased rate, probably due to the increased awareness and the liberal use of imaging.

    We report a case of a 28-year-old North African woman with no prior medical or surgical history diagnosed with solid pseudopapillary pancreatic tumor. Our immunohistochemical study demonstrated that the tumor cells were positive for CCK-2/gastrin receptors and that were highly expressed within the cytoplasmic area of the cells. Hence we attempted to raise a hypothesis and to establish a link between some female hormones which represents powerful regulators of the expression of CCK and their possible impact on the development of solid pseudopapillary pancreatic tumours in young women. 

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    Published on: Jun 29, 2016 Pages: 15-17

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-5282.000026
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