Pancreatic inflammatory tumour: a rare entity in childhood.

@article{Shankar1998PancreaticIT,
  title={Pancreatic inflammatory tumour: a rare entity in childhood.},
  author={K. Ravi Shankar and Paul D Losty and Myat M Khine and Graham L Lamont and Heather Prudence McDowell},
  journal={Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh},
  year={1998},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={422-3}
}
Pancreatic tumours are rare childhood neoplasms. Inflammatory myofibrohistiocytic tumours (IMTs) represent an uncommon but distinct pathological subgroup that creates diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas. We report a case of IMT arising from the body and tail of the pancreas in an 8-year-old girl presenting with a mass and abdominal pain. A locally aggressive tumour with no evidence of distant metastasis was encountered at laparotomy and resected. Pathologically, the tumour revealed a mixed… CONTINUE READING