Cystic neoplasms of the exocrine pancreas

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Abstract

Cystic neoplasms of the pancreas are rare and their diagnosis and treatment can be difficult. This report details 7 patients who had histologically proven serous cystadenoma 4 , mucinous cystadenoma 2 and cystadeno carcinoma 1 . Computed tomography and sonography allowed excellent preoperative assessment but to attempt a distinction between the histological variants may be hazardous. Two tumours were only autopsy findings and 5 patients underwent laparotomy. It is confirmed that potentially malignant mucinous cystadenomas and cytadenocarcinomas should be resected whenever possible; serous cystadenomas are always benign and should therefore be resected only when the diagnosis is doubtful or if they cause symptoms.

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Campbell, F., & Azadeh, B. (2008, April). Cystic neoplasms of the exocrine pancreas. Histopathology. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2559.2007.02856.x

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