Intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasm of the pancreas presenting as a localized pancreatic tumor in a 52-year-old woman: focusing on a rare pancreatic malignancy and contrasting to intrapapillary mucinous neoplasm
Nabrinsky E, Baste CL, Gonzalez M, James E. Intraductal Tubulopapillary Neoplasm of the Pancreas Presenting as a Localized Pancreatic Tumor in a 52-Year-Old Woman: Focusing on a Rare Pancreatic Malignancy and Contrasting to Intrapapillary Mucinous Neoplasm. Cureus. 2020 Jun 10;12(6):e8548. doi: 10.7759/cureus.8548. PMID: 32670685; PMCID: PMC7357332
Intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasm (ITPN) is a distinctive type of pancreatic tumor first discovered more than three decades ago. ITPNs currently account for less than 1% of all pancreatic exocrine tumor cases recognized, and less than 5% of pancreatic intraductal tumors. A patient's presentation is often nonspecific in comparison to other intraductal pancreatic neoplasms. We discuss a 52-year-old female presenting with abdominal pain and weight loss with ITPN, and go on to define the typical presentation, clinical features, and pathology behind the tumor.