Mucinous cystic neoplasm of the pancreas

Case contributed by Ahmed Abdrabou
Diagnosis almost certain


Dyspepsia and epigastric pain with palpable abdominal swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years old
Gender: Female

Large multilocular cysitc lesion arises from the pancreatic tail and shows multiple cystic areas with enhanced septae, contents of variable density and foci of calcification within the wall. It displaces the surrounding bowel loops.

Diagnosis: Pancreatic mucinous cystadenoma (histology proved)

Case Discussion

Pancreatic mucinous cystadenoma is benign tumor occuring mainly in females and usually arises from the pancreatic body or tail. It consists of few cysts with mucinous contents. Calcification may be evident, which is classically peripheral.

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