|Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor – incidental finding during a follow-up CT for primary ovarian carcinoma|
- Ivanova, B. Balev
|Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET) are primary, usually well-differentiated pancreatic tumors. Their origin is not fully understood, but they are thought to develop from the pluripotent cells in the exocrine part of the pancreas.PNET are a heterogeneous group with different malignant potential. In some of the patients with sporadical forms of PNET there is association with other malignancies such as ovarian cancer, breast cancer, bladder and prostate cancers.We present a case of 50-year-old woman, with incidentally found pancreatic neoplasma, during a follow-up CT for ovarian cancer. Laparotomy and pancreatic biopsy are performed.Histologiac diagnosis confirms a well- differentiated endocrine tumor of the pancreas.
Key words: PANCREATIC NEUROENDOCRINE TUMORS. ASSOCIATED TUMORS. CT DIAGNOSTIC