(1)Dept of Surg, Kawasaki Municipal Kawasaki Hosp, Kanagawa, JP.
Int J Surg Case Rep
We report a case of a 60-year-old man who presented with back pain. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan revealed a circumscribed tumor in the pancreatic tail measuring 3 cm. The patient underwent laparoscopic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy. Pathological analysis revealed a desmoid tumor infiltrating the pancreatic parenchyma. There was no evidence of recurrence at 36 months of follow-up. Isolated sporadic pancreatic desmoid tumors are extremely rare. Laparoscopic radical resection could be a safe and effective treatment for this benign but locally aggressive tumor. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to report a patient with a pancreatic desmoid tumor who was successfully treated with laparoscopic surgery.