A rare case of pancreatic lipoma

Massimo Merli, Gian Silvio Fossati, Mario Alessiani, Marco Spada, Daniela Gambini, Andrea Viezzoli, Enrico Di Maggio, Alberto Vailati, Susanna Breyer, Roberta Paltro, Aris Zonta

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During CT scanning, a pancreatic lipoma was diagnosed in a 70 year-old woman presenting with abdominal pain, elevated amylase and abnormal liver function tests. The patient underwent surgical excision of the lipoma located in the head of the pancreas. The postoperative course was uneventful. This is the third case of pancreatic lipoma described in the literature. It is a very rare neoplasm that should be included in the category of 'non-ductal' tumors of the pancreas. The role of different diagnostic tools for the differential diagnosis of ductal pancreatic adenocarcinoma is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)734-736
Number of pages3
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1996


  • Lipoma
  • Non-ductal carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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