Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm

Case contributed by Ian Bickle
Diagnosis almost certain


Cystic abnormality identified on ultrasound. MRI performed for delineation.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Cystic lesion in the tail of pancreas, with a 'bunch of grape' appearance. It is continuous with the main pancreatic duct.

Case Discussion

Multilobulated cyst in the tail of pancreas, contiguous with the main pancreatic duct, with a bunch of grapes appearance, consistent with an intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas (IPMN).

The pancreatic parenchyma is normal - no evidence of chronic pancreatitis.

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