Frantz tumor – a rare cause of abdominal pain in children – case report
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Zakład Radiologii Pediatrycznej Katedry Radiologii Ogólnej i Zabiegowej Szpitala Klinicznego im. Karola Jonschera Uniwersytetu Medycznego im. Karola Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu
Katedra i Klinika Chirurgii, Traumatologii i Urologii Dziecięcej Szpitala Klinicznego im. Karola Jonschera Uniwersytetu Medycznego im. Karola Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu
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Lidia Strzelczuk-Judka   

Zakład Radiologii Pediatrycznej Szpitala Klinicznego im. Karola Jonschera Uniwersytetu Medycznego im. Karola Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu, ul. Szpitalna 27/33, 60-572 Poznań, tel./fax (61) 8491-597
Ann. Acad. Med. Siles. 2016;70:118-121
The Frantz tumor (solid pseudopapillary neoplasm – SPN) is a rare, usually benign tumor of unclear etiology having a predilection for young women. This usually asymptomatic tumor may, however, be a cause of abdominal pain or discomfort. In our case, the mentioned tumor was a cause of abdominal pain in a 14-year-old, a so far healthy patient. Abdominal imaging – USG and computed tomography scan (CT) were performed showing a large mass in the left epi- and mesogastrium with primary location probably in the pancreas. A laparoscopic biopsy was performed and confirmed the initial diagnosis. A tumor along with the pancreatic tail were removed by laparotomy without complications. The case we described shows that a solid pseudopapillary neoplasm can be a rare cause of abdominal pain in pediatric patients.
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