Serous Pancreatic Cystadenoma with Compression of Wirsung’s Duct
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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.
KeywordsCystadenoma Serous Pancreas Pancreatic ducts
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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