Macrocystic Serous Cystadenoma of the Pancreas in a Young Patient Resembling a Pseudocyst: Case Report and Literature Review

Yi Yueh Hsieh, Swei Hsueh, Ray Jade Chen, Chuen Hsueh

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Abstract

Macrocystic serous cystadenoma is an unusual and essentially benign pancreatic tumor. Ages of reported cases are usually 60 years and over, with a mean age of 54 years. Herein, we report on a 26-year-old man who presented with upper abdominal pain. A cystic lesion in the mid-portion of the pancreas was revealed by abdominal computed tomography, and a pseudocyst was suspected. A distal pancreatectomy was performed with a splenectomy due to intractable abdominal pain and being unable to rule out to be a mucinous cystic neoplasm, which has a malignant potential. The histopathological diagnosis was macrocystic serous cystadenoma of the pancreas. To our knowledge, this patient is the youngest person to present with such tumor. Clinical and pathologic features including complete immunohistochemical studies are presented, and we review the relevant literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)602-606
Number of pages5
JournalChang Gung Medical Journal
Volume26
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Macrocystic serous cystadenoma
  • Pancreas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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