S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Surgery (외과학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_외과학전공)
A case of gangliocytic paraganglioma in the ampulla of Vater
- Kwon, Junsik; Lee, Seung Eun; Kang, Mee Joo; Jang, Jin-Young; Kim, Sun-Whe
- Issue Date
- BIOMED CENTRAL LTD
- WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY; Vol.8 ; -
- Background: Duodenal gangliocytic paraganglioma is an extremely rare tumor and few cases have been reported to date. Case presentation: The authors report a case of gangliocytic paraganglioma verified by post-op pathology after pancreaticoduodenectomy for a tumor in the ampulla of Vater. The 56-year-old male patient concerned visited our emergency room with melena that started one week prior to hospitalization. The patient was diagnosed to have a tumor in the ampulla of Vater with bleeding on its surface. However post-op, he was diagnosed as having gangliocytic paraganglioma by immunohistochemistry. Conclusion: This tumor has precise clinical implications, and if continuous follow up is conducted after careful diagnosis and surgical treatment, invasive major operations, such as, radical pancreaticoduodenectomy can be avoided.