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Acinar cell tumour of pancreas in a 4 year old child
  • Pradnya Bendre,
  • Gayatri Munghate,
  • Minnie Bodhanwala
Pradnya Bendre
Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children
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Gayatri Munghate
Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children
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Minnie Bodhanwala
Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children
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Abstract

Abstract: Paediatric pancreatic tumours by virtue of their rarity pose a significant challenge for the management.1 Although pancreatoblastoma and acinar cell carcinoma are distinct tumour entities, there is considerable overlap of histopathological characteristics which makes the diagnosis difficult pathologically.2 In infancy and childhood pancreatoblastoma is the most common tumour.3 Acinar cell carcinoma usually presents in older children.4,5 We describe a four year old child with acinar cell carcinoma which is possibly only the fourth case with this condition at such a young age.