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Osteoclast-like giant cell tumour of the pancreas (OGTP) is very rare. According to previous case reports, a histologically recognisable pancreatic carcinoma often accompanies OGTP, leading to poor outcome. Pure forms of OGTP are believed to have a better prognosis, but these forms are suggested to be very rare, with only a few cases reported in the English literature.1 This report describes a 74-year-old Finnish man, whose present illness began with jaundice, itching and increasing upper abdominal pain. The clinical examination was negative except for jaundice. The abdominal CT revealed a partly cystic, partly solid tumour (size 4.2×3.7 cm) in the head of pancreas; the tumour was in a close contact with the portal vein, but apart from the …
Funding EVO funding from Kuopio University Hospital.
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