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HPB Surgery
Volume 8 (1994), Issue 1, Pages 49-52

Duodenal Leiomyosarcoma Mimicking a Pancreatic Pseudocyst

1Department of Surgery, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
2Department of Radiology, Cittadella Hospital City, Cittadella, Padova, Italy
3Department of Pathology, Cittadella Hospital City, Cittadella, Padova, Italy
4Semeiotica Chirurgica, University of Padua, Via Facciolati 71, Padova 35127, Italy

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A case of duodenal leiomyosarcoma presenting as a cystic mass is reported. Amylase, tumour markers levels in the cyst fluid and radiological findings suggested an inflammatory pancreatic pseudocyst. Exploratory laparotomy and frozen section examination showed a smooth muscle tumour of the duodenum. Pancreatoduodenectomy with pylorus-preser vation was performed and the patient remained symptom-free at 8 months follow-up.