Microcystic serous cystadenoma of the pancreas: a report of two cases with one of diffuse presentation

Tampi, Chandralekha; Mullerpatan, Prashant; Shah, Rajiv; Jagannath, Palepu; Zimmermann, Arthur (2006). Microcystic serous cystadenoma of the pancreas: a report of two cases with one of diffuse presentation. Pancreatology, 6(3), pp. 248-53. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1159/000092028

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Microcystic adenoma or serous cystadenoma is an uncommon tumor and accounts for 1-2% of the exocrine neoplasms of the pancreas. Usually unifocal, they present as single, large, well-demarcated multiloculated cystic tumors, ranging in size from 1 to 25 cm. Multifocal variants or diffuse serous cystadenomas are extremely rare. We present 2 cases of which 1 is a diffuse variant affecting the body, tail and part of the neck of the pancreas. In both the patients the tumors were detected incidentally. We highlight on the diffuse variant in view of its rarity and present a review of literature. In this case the entire body and tail of the pancreas was spongy replaced by multicystic lobules and hyalinized fibrocollagenous stroma. The cysts were lined by low cuboidal glycogen containing bland cells. Such a unique presentation wherein the entire body and tail of the pancreas is replaced with multiple cysts is a diffuse presentation of microcystic adenoma and a search through literature revealed only 7 such cases among the 15 cases with multifocal presentation reported.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Pathology

UniBE Contributor:

Zimmermann, Arthur

ISSN:

1424-3903

ISBN:

16543776

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:48

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:43

Publisher DOI:

10.1159/000092028

PubMed ID:

16543776

Web of Science ID:

000244257000015

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/20311 (FactScience: 3567)

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