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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2014, Article ID 382535, 3 pages
Case Report

Pregnancy following Radical Resection of Solid Pseudopapillary Tumor of the Pancreas

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ 07753, USA
2Department of General Surgery, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ 07753, USA
3Department of Pathology, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ 07753, USA

Received 27 July 2014; Revised 22 September 2014; Accepted 24 September 2014; Published 1 October 2014

Academic Editor: Kaei Nasu

Copyright © 2014 James M. O’Brien 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.


Solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas is a rare tumor seen in predominately young women and carries a low malignant potential. We discuss a patient, who presented to our high risk clinic, with a clinical history of solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas, predating her pregnancy. The patient had undergone previous surgery and imaging which had excluded recurrence of disease; however, increased attention was paid to the patient during her pregnancy secondary to elevated hormonal levels of progesterone, which any residual disease would have a heightened sensitivity to. In cases of pregnant patients with a history of pancreatic tumors, a multidisciplinary approach with maternal fetal medicine, medicine, and general surgery is appropriate and can result in a healthy mother and healthy term infant.