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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2015, Article ID 276869, 4 pages
Case Report

Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor of the Pancreas: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgical Division, Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre/Santa Casa Hospital of Porto Alegre, 91410-000 Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Received 16 February 2015; Revised 9 May 2015; Accepted 14 May 2015

Academic Editor: Steve de Castro

Copyright © 2015 Uirá Teixeira 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.


Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) are presented as rare malignant neoplasms. In unusual cases, those neoplasms may arise in solid organs containing neuroendocrine cells, such as the pancreas. Herein the case of a 28-year-old patient that underwent gastroduodenopancreatectomy after the diagnosis of a huge mass (PNET) located in both head and body of the pancreas is reported. This is the 19th case of pancreatic PNET reported in literature.