Other Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas

  • David C. Chhieng
  • Edward B. Stelow
Part of the Essentials in Cytopathology book series (EICP, volume 3)


Aside from cystic mucus-producing neoplasms, namely, intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) and mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCNs), there are myriads of other cystic lesions that occur in the pancreas (Table 10-1). These include neoplasms that may typically appear solid that have cystic change, such as pancreatic endocrine tumors (PET) and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDA). Also included are a large collection of non-neoplastic cysts and some benign neoplastic cysts that usually do not require resection. In general, the cytopathologist’s role is to distinguish between cysts that may require resection, such as cystic mucus-producing neoplasms and solid neoplasms with cystic degeneration, from all those that can be managed conservatively.


Cystic Lesion Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm Dermoid Cyst Pancreatic Endocrine Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David C. Chhieng
    • 1
  • Edward B. Stelow
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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