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CASE REPORT
Interesting pancreatic tumour in the background of Tuberous Sclerosis
  1. JMV Amarjothi1,
  2. Jeyasudhahar Jesudason1,
  3. Villalan Ramasamy1 and
  4. OL Naganath Babu2
  1. 1 Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  2. 2 Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Madras Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr JMV Amarjothi, drmosesvikramamarjothi{at}hotmail.com

Abstract

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) is easily discernible by a myriad of manifestations, most notably dermatological. It is associated with well known and recognised intra-abdominal tumours like angiomyolipoma of the kidney. However, rarer tumours like pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours can occur in the setting of TSC. A high index of suspicion is necessary to identify and treat these lesions early in their natural course. Early identification augurs well with complete surgical excision and excellent survival.

  • pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor
  • tuberous sclerosis
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  • Contributors JMVA and VR: acquisition of data and collection. JJ and OLNB: proof of article, review and design.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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