Ampullary somatostatinomas and jejunal gastrointestinal stromal tumor in a patient with Von Recklinghausen's disease

Rossella Bettini, Massimo Falconi, Stefano Crippa, Paola Capelli, Letizia Boninsegna, Paolo Pederzoli

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Abstract

Von Recklinghausen's disease is an autosomal dominant hereditary disease associated with a wide number of neoplasms. We report a case of a 47-year-old Caucasian male affected by Von Recklinghausen's disease who developed a malignant somatostatinoma of the papilla major and minor associated with jejunal gastrointestinal stromal tumour with uncertain behaviour. At laparotomy, multiple hepatic metastases were evident. Whipple pancreaticoduodenectomy, jejunal resection, extensive lymphadenectomy and multiple hepatic wedge resections were performed. The patient was alive without recurrence after 24 mo. This is the fourth case reported in the world literature of a patient with Von Recklinghausen's disease associated with periampullary somatostatinomas and jejunal stromal tumor. In patients with Von Recklinghausen's disease who complain of gastrointestinal symptoms, a high suspicion index for periampullary endocrine tumours and/or gastrointestinal stromal tumour is required. An aggressive surgical approach seems to give long term survival also in metastatic patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2761-2763
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume13
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - May 21 2007

Keywords

  • Endocrine tumour
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumour
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Pancreatic neoplasm
  • Somatostatinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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