Serous Microcystadenoma of Pancreas ED09-ED10
Dr. R.D. Puvitha,
9-Kappiniya Gounder Layout, M.K.P. Colony, Ganapathy, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu-641006, India.
Cystic tumours of the pancreas are less common, representing 5% to 10% of all pancreatic neoplasms. They constitute an important subset because many cystic tumour are either benign or low-grade (indolent) malignant neoplasm. Cystic lesions are also detected more commonly owing to the increased use of sensitive imaging techniques. A female patient 48-year-old, presented with upper abdominal symptoms. CT abdomen reveals a large multicystic mass with central scar shows no communication with pancreatic duct. Resected specimen, show a large lobulated mass with central scar and many small cysts. Microscopic examination confirms the diagnosis of serous adenoma. PAS positivity is used to demonstrate the glycogen content of the lining epithelium.