Pancreatic mucinous cystadenoma

Case contributed by Mohammad Taghi Niknejad
Diagnosis certain


Abdominal pain and mass feeling.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

A 52×51×48mm thick walled cystic lesion is present at pancreatic body and tail. Thin septation is present within the cyst. No soft tissue component or calcification are noted. Distal pancreas shows atrophic changes and distal pancreatic duct is mildly dilated. No fat stranding or enlarged lymphnode is evident in the vicinity of the cystic lesion.

Case Discussion

Pathology proven pancreatic mucinous cystadenoma, which largely (~80%) occur in the body or tail of the pancreas, and less commonly in the head of the pancreas (~20%).

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