Serous Microcystic Adenoma of Pancreas: A Case Series from a Tertiary Care Centre in South India ER01-ER03
Dr. K Rajasree Varma,
Government Medical College, Kozhikode-673008, Kerala, India.
Serous microcystic adenoma is a rare exocrine tumour of the cystic neoplasm of pancreas seen predominantly in the elderly population. The first patient was a 56-year-old diabetic woman with abdominal pain, constipation and loss of weight since two months. The second patient was a 73-year-old female with complaints of abdominal pain and back pain since one year. The third patient was a 72-year-old diabetic man with complaints of burning sensation in the right lumbar region since two months. Clinical and laboratory examinations were normal. The radiological examinations of the first two patients showed multiloculated cystic lesion in the pancreas and of the third patient was suggestive of islet cell tumour. The histopathological examination of the three patients showed multiple cysts of varying sizes lined by cuboidal epithelium, showing no atypia. All the three patients were diagnosed as serous microcystic adenoma of pancreas. On follow up, all three patients had no recurrence. Serous epithelial neoplasms need to be differentiated from their non-neoplastic counterparts and other neoplastic lesions with cystic changes, in view of the differences in management. Serous microcystic adenomas have excellent prognosis.