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Vol 7, No 4 (2005)
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Cavernous hemangioma of pancreas

Dawid Hadasik, Maciej Zaniewski, Grażyna Bierzyńska-Macyszyn, Piotr Piekorz
Chirurgia Polska 2005;7(4):287-291.

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Vol 7, No 4 (2005)
Aktualności
Published online: 2006-02-06

Abstract

Benign tumours of the pancreas are unusual pathologies of this organ. The most frequently encountered tumours of the pancreas are carcinomas. Haemangiomas in this location are rare.
We present here a patient, admitted to the surgical ward for an elective large bowel operation, who, during preoperative investigations, was diagnosed with a large tumour of the pancreas. During a laparotomy, a pancreatoduodenectomy was performed, and a histological examination revealed the benign nature of the tumour.
Despite their infrequent occurrence, haemangiomas of the pancreas may be associated with similar lesions in other organs. An isolated pancreatic angioma is a rarity. Small lesions usually stay asymptomatic. Bigger ones may cause symptoms e.g. because of compression of adjacent structures that leads to the disclosure of the disease.

Abstract

Benign tumours of the pancreas are unusual pathologies of this organ. The most frequently encountered tumours of the pancreas are carcinomas. Haemangiomas in this location are rare.
We present here a patient, admitted to the surgical ward for an elective large bowel operation, who, during preoperative investigations, was diagnosed with a large tumour of the pancreas. During a laparotomy, a pancreatoduodenectomy was performed, and a histological examination revealed the benign nature of the tumour.
Despite their infrequent occurrence, haemangiomas of the pancreas may be associated with similar lesions in other organs. An isolated pancreatic angioma is a rarity. Small lesions usually stay asymptomatic. Bigger ones may cause symptoms e.g. because of compression of adjacent structures that leads to the disclosure of the disease.
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Keywords

pancreas; benign tumour; haemangioma; cavernous haemangioma; jaundice

About this article
Title

Cavernous hemangioma of pancreas

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 7, No 4 (2005)

Pages

287-291

Published online

2006-02-06

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2005;7(4):287-291.

Keywords

pancreas
benign tumour
haemangioma
cavernous haemangioma
jaundice

Authors

Dawid Hadasik
Maciej Zaniewski
Grażyna Bierzyńska-Macyszyn
Piotr Piekorz

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