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The Korean Journal of Pathology 2004;38(6): 423-426.
Macrocystic Form of Serous Cystadenoma of the Pancreas: Two Cases Report.
Ki Seok Jang, Hyo Jin Lee, Moon Hyang Park
1Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. parkmh@hanyang.ac.kr
2Department of Pathology, National Police Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
The macrocystic form of serous cystadenoma of the pancreas is an uncommon benign neoplasm composed of few, relatively large cysts that are lined by uniform, glycogen-rich, cuboidal epithelial cells. We report here on two cases of pathologically proven macrocystic serous cystadenoma of the pancreas in a 45-year-old female patient and a 53-year-old female patient. Both these cysts were lined by low cuboidal epithelia without any evidence of mucin production. There was also no evidence of pancreatitis. These tumors were radiologically suspected as being mucinous cystic neoplasm or pseudocysts. Although the microscopic and immunohistochemical studies of the macrocystic variant are not different from the conventional serous microcystic cystadenoma, their unusual macroscopic features can lead to confusion for the clinicians and radiologists.
Key Words: Cystadenoma, Serous; Pancreatic cyst