Cystic lesions of the pancreas

Ralph H. Hruban, Noriyoshi Fukushima

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In contrast to the relatively uniform pathology and the unyielding dismal outcome associated with infiltrating ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, cystic lesions have a broad spectrum of gross and microscopic pathologies, and a range of clinical outcomes. The common cystic lesions of the pancreas are reviewed with emphasis on practical tips for distinguishing between the main entities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260-265
Number of pages6
JournalDiagnostic Histopathology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2008


  • cyst
  • intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm
  • mucinous cystadenoma
  • pancreas
  • serous cystadenoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology


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