Serous microcystic adenoma of the pancreas
Current Issues in Pharmacy and Medical Sciences Vol. 26, No. 4, Pages 411-413
Justyna Szumiło1,2, Iwona Paśnik1, Jarosław Swatek1, Mariusz Matuszek3, Sławomir Rudzki3
1 Department of Clinical Pathomorphology, Medical University of Lublin,
2 Bogdan Jański Academy, Warsaw, Poland
3 Department of General and Transplant Surgery and Nutritional Treatment, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
A new case of serous microcystic adenoma in a 75-year-old man is presented. The tumor sized 55x45x55 mm was located in the body and the tail of the pancreas. It was well-circumscribed and spongy on cross-section, with eccentrically located fibrous scar. At microscopic examination, the lesion was composed of many small cystic spaces lined by one layer of flat or cuboidal cells occasionally with clear cytoplasm. A few papillary structures protruding to the lumina of cysts were also seen. Regardless benign nature of the tumor, the patient has died at early postoperative period due to unrelated conditions.
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