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.


TERMINOLOGY


Synonyms



  • Dysgenetic cyst


Definitions



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


ETIOLOGY/PATHOGENESIS


Developmental Anomaly



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



    • Not associated with ductal obstruction or other pancreatic abnormalities


CLINICAL ISSUES


Epidemiology



  • 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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