Congenital Pancreatic Cyst

Congenital Pancreatic Cyst

Grace E. Kim, MD

The enlarged pancreatic head mass was bisected to reveal a uniloculate cyst that did not communicate with the pancreatic duct. The thin fibrous cyst wall is smooth with focal areas of hemorrhage.

This low-power view of a congenital cyst shows a benign unilocular cyst with a fibrous wall and a partially denuded epithelial lining.



  • Dysgenetic cyst


  • Rare benign congenital epithelial-lined cyst that does not communicate with ductal system


Developmental Anomaly

  • Thought to be caused by anomalous development of pancreatic ductal system

    • Not associated with ductal obstruction or other pancreatic abnormalities



  • Incidence

    • Exceedingly rare

  • Age

    • May be found at any age but usually in children

      • Most present before 2 years of age

  • Gender

    • Female predominance

Jul 7, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Congenital Pancreatic Cyst

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