Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 176–178 | Cite as

Serous Pancreatic Cystadenoma with Compression of Wirsung’s Duct

  • Enio Campos Amico
  • José Roberto AlvesEmail author
  • Adriano de Araújo Lima Liguori
  • Rogério Lacerda Sousa
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Serous cystadenoma of the pancreas is a common cystic neoplasm typically of benign evolution that rarely communicates with the pancreatic ductal system. We present several images originating from two cases of serous cystadenoma of the pancreas which led to compression and dilatation of Wirsung’s duct. These cases suggest that when the diagnosis of pancreatic microcystic lesion is detected, associated, or not associated with a central fibrous scar and a low carcinoembryonic antigen level in the aspirated fluid, the presence of dilatation of Wirsung’s duct does not exclude the diagnosis of serous pancreatic cystadenoma.


Cystadenoma Serous Pancreas Pancreatic ducts 


Author Contributions

The idea for the manuscript was conceived by ECA and JRA. Data was collected by ECA. ECA, JRA, and AALL analyzed the data. ECA and JRA wrote the manuscript. All authors had responsibility for the scientific content of the manuscript and reviewed and edited the text.


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© The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Enio Campos Amico
    • 1
  • José Roberto Alves
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Adriano de Araújo Lima Liguori
    • 1
  • Rogério Lacerda Sousa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Integrated Medicine, Onofre Lopes University HospitalFederal University of Rio Grande do NorteNatalBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Professor Polydoro Ernani de São Thiago University HospitalFederal University of Santa CatarinaFlorianópolisBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Surgery, Hospital Universitário Professor Polydoro Ernani de São Thiago (4th floor)Medical School at Federal University of Santa CatarinaFlorianópolisBrazil

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