Current Issues of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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

Department of Clinical Pathomorphology, Medical University of Lublin,
Bogdan Jański Academy, Warsaw, Poland
Department of General and Transplant Surgery and Nutritional Treatment, Medical University of Lublin, Poland

DOI: 10.12923/j.2084-980X/26.4/a.13


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.


pancreas, serous microcystic adenoma, pancreatic serous neoplasm


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