Analysis of 50 cases of solid pseudopapillary tumor of pancreas: Aggressive surgical resection provides excellent outcomes

Naveena A.N. Kumar, Manish S. Bhandare, Vikram Chaudhari, Sajith P. Sasi, Shailesh V. Shrikhande

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

15 Citations (Scopus)


Introduction: This study reports the clinicopathological characteristics and the perioperative and long-term treatment outcomes after aggressive surgical resection in solid pseudopapillary tumor (SPT) of the pancreas performed at a high volume center for pancreatic surgery in India. Materials and methods: We analyzed a prospectively maintained database of the patients operated for SPT at Tata Memorial Hospital, India over a period of 11 years from February 2007 to February 2018. Results: Fifty consecutive patients operated for SPT, during the study period were included. The median age at presentation was 24 years. Majority of the patients (43/50) were female (86%). Disease was predominantly localized in the head and uncinate process of pancreas (66%). Median tumor size was 7.7 cm (Range 1.6–15 cm). Tumor extent was radiologically defined as borderline resectable or locally advanced in 48% (n = 24) patients. Forty-six major pancreatic resections were performed, which included 10 (21%) vascular resections, 2 synchronous liver metastasectomies, 1 multi visceral resection and 5 total pancreaticosplenectomies. Five of these resections were reoperations in patients deemed inoperable on exploration at other centers. R0 resection was achieved in 47 patients (98%). Postoperative major morbidity was 19% and there was no mortality. At a median follow-up of 29 months (Range, 1–121 months), all patients were alive without any recurrence. Conclusion: Aggressive complete surgical resection of SPT achieves excellent long-term survival. Surgery, especially for large and borderline resectable tumors, can be potentially complex and should be performed at high-volume centers to provide the best chance of cure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-191
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 02-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


Dive into the research topics of 'Analysis of 50 cases of solid pseudopapillary tumor of pancreas: Aggressive surgical resection provides excellent outcomes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this