Portal Vein Resection for a Portal Vein Thrombus Caused by Nonfunctioning Islet Cell Carcinoma: Report of a Case
We report a case of nonfunctioning islet cell carcinoma of the pancreas causing a tumor thrombus in the portal vein. The patient was a 60-year-old woman whose presenting symptoms were abdominal pain, vomiting, and weight loss. We performed a subtotal pancreatectomy and splenectomy combined with partial resection of the portal vein. Histopathological studies confirmed the diagnosis of nonfunctioning islet cell carcinoma of the pancreas with a tumor thrombus in the portal vein. The patient’s postoperative course was uneventful and she is doing well 25 months after the operation.
Key wordsNonfunctioning islet cell tumor Tumor thrombus Portal vein resection
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