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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2017, Article ID 3253787, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3253787
Case Report

10-Year-Old Female with Acute Abdominal Pain with Pancreatic Mass

1University of Florida COM, 1600 SW Archer Road, P.O. Box 10296, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
2University of Florida COM, 133 SW 130th Way, Suite C, Newberry, FL 32669, USA
3University of Florida COM, 4740 NW 39th Place, Suite B, Gainesville, FL 32606, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Jaclyn Otero; ude.lfu@0eikcaj

Received 26 April 2017; Accepted 13 August 2017; Published 9 October 2017

Academic Editor: Ozgur Cogulu

Copyright © 2017 Charles K. Powers 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

A previously healthy 10-year-old female presented to a local emergency department following three days of nausea and vomiting diagnosed with a solid pseudopapillary tumor. Solid pseudopapillary neoplasms are a rare form of pancreatic cystic neoplasm that typically presents in young females in their 20–30s and are very rare in children. These neoplasms often present as an asymptomatic tumor found on incidental imaging. When symptomatic they most commonly present with abdominal pain and can also cause a palpable abdominal mass, weight loss, gastrointestinal obstruction, and nausea and vomiting. Timely diagnosis of this rare neoplasm is very important because complete resection of the tumor is the definitive treatment and leads to an excellent long-term survival.