Ectopic endocrine pancreatic tumour simulating splenic angiosarcoma

A. Sapino, F. Pietribiasi, M. Papotti, G. Bussolati

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A case of ectopic endocrine pancreatic tumour that had developed within the spleen of a 46-year-old man is reported. The tumour was highly vascularized through the splenic artery, angiographically simulating an angiosarcoma. The histological pattern was typical of an endocrine tumour, and its nature was confirmed by a positivity for keratin, chromogranin A and somatostatin. Foci of atrophic pancreatic tissue were detected in the tumour capsule.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-296
Number of pages5
JournalPathology Research and Practice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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