Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas

  • Patrick C. Freeny
  • Thomas L. Lawson

Abstract

Cystic neoplasms are rare tumors of the pancreas. There are two distinct types: (a) mucinous cystic tumors (mucinous cystadenoma; mucinous cystadenocarcinoma), which have a high malignant potential; and (b) microcystic adenomas (serous cystadenoma), which are benign. There has been considerable confusion regarding the differences between these two lesions. In the older literature, mucinous cystadenomas most often were confused with microcystic adenomas (1–5). More recently, however, the specific differences between these two tumors have been carefully defined by Compagno and Oertel, and by Hodgkinson, ReMine, and Weiland (6–9).

Keywords

Fatigue Lymphoma Attenuation Adenocarcinoma Adenoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick C. Freeny
    • 1
  • Thomas L. Lawson
    • 2
  1. 1.The Mason ClinicSeattleUSA
  2. 2.The Medical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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