Primary sarcoma of the pancreas, a rare histopathological entity. A case report with review of literature
1 Department of Surgery, St. Elisabeth Kreiskrankenhaus Grevenbroich, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der RWTH Aachen, Germany
2 Department of internal medicine and oncology, St. Elisabeth Kreiskrankenhaus Grevenbroich, Germany
3 Institute of Pathology, St. Elisabeth Kreiskrankenhaus Grevenbroich, Germany
4 Medical Faculty, RWTH - Aachen, Germany
World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2011, 9:85 doi:10.1186/1477-7819-9-85Published: 3 August 2011
primary pancreatic sarcomas represent an extremely rare histopathological entity accounting for less than 0.1% of all pancreatic malignancies. Pancreatic sarcomas tend to be more aggressive and have a poor prognosis.
the case of a 52 year old patient presenting with jaundice is presented and the available literature was reviewed.
primary pancreatic sarcomas are extremely rare. Pancreatic sarcomas are more aggressive than other pancreatic neoplasms.
primary sarcomas of the pancreas are extremely rare, are aggressive and are associated with very poor prognosis.