Acinar Cell Cystadenoma



Acinar Cell Cystadenoma


Vikram Deshpande, MD









This acinar cell cystadenoma shows multiple unilocular thin-walled cysts. The cysts are filled with clear fluid and lack a mural nodule.






Acinar cell cystadenomas are lined by a single layer of cuboidal epithelium and could easily be mistaken for a serous cystadenomas.


TERMINOLOGY


Definitions



  • Benign pancreatic cyst lined by cells with acinar cell differentiation


CLINICAL ISSUES


Epidemiology



  • Age



    • Young to middle-aged


    • Reported range: 16-66 years


  • Gender



    • More common in women


Presentation



  • Abdominal pain


  • Incidentally detected by imaging


Natural History



  • Benign cyst without risk of malignant transformation


Treatment



  • Surgical resection is curative


Prognosis



  • Benign tumor with excellent prognosis

Jul 7, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Acinar Cell Cystadenoma
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