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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 462139, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/462139
Case Report

EUS-FNA for a Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor in a Four-Year-Old Daughter of a Woman Exposed to Radiation at Chernobyl

1Department of Gastroenterology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa 31096, Israel
2Department of Pediatric Surgery, Meyer Children’s Hospital, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa 31096, Israel
3Department of Pediatric Oncology, Meyer Children’s Hospital, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa 31096, Israel
4Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
5Department of Surgery, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa 31096, Israel

Received 12 March 2012; Accepted 18 April 2012

Academic Editors: D. C. Damin, R. Kochhar, and E. Savarino

Copyright © 2012 Jesse Lachter et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Pancreatic neoplasms in children are rare. Herein is reported the case of a four-year-old girl whose mother was exposed to radiation at Chernobyl that presented with obstructive jaundice and a mass suspected on CT and diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) with fine needle aspiration (FNA). This child is probably the youngest case of application of linear EUS with biopsy to be described. The diagnosis, management, and followup of children with this rare tumor are discussed.