D. Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm
Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm of the pancreas has been called by many different descriptive terms, however, the current nomenclature is the one cited here.
The tumor is unusual and occurs more commonly in young women who may present with symptoms of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.
Although the metastatic potential of the tumor is low, ranging from 10% to 15% of all cases, metastasis can occur at distant organs. Surgical resection is the treatment of choice.
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