Solid pseudopapillary neoplasms of the pancreas: is there a pathologic basis for the observed gender differences in incidence?

@article{Tien2005SolidPN,
  title={Solid pseudopapillary neoplasms of the pancreas: is there a pathologic basis for the observed gender differences in incidence?},
  author={Y W Tien and K H Ser and R H Hu and Chih-Yuan Lee and Y. C. Jeng and Po-huang Lee},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={137 6},
  pages={591-6}
}
BACKGROUND The fact that solid pseudopapillary neoplasms of the pancreas (SPNP) occur predominantly in young women suggests that genetic and/or gender-specific factors may play a role in the pathogenesis. Therefore, SPNP derived from male patients may exhibit different molecular or clinicopathologic characteristics compared to SPNP derived from female patients. METHODS We compared the immunohistologic staining patterns and presence of sex hormone receptors of SPNP obtained from 4 male and 11… CONTINUE READING

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