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Small Mucinous Cystic Neoplasm of the Pancreas Successfully Detected and Resected by a Laparoscopic Approach: Report of a Case

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Title: Small Mucinous Cystic Neoplasm of the Pancreas Successfully Detected and Resected by a Laparoscopic Approach: Report of a Case
Authors: Kanetaka, Kengo / Kawashita, Yujo / Ono, Shinichiro / Iwata, Toru / Kanematsu, Takashi
Issue Date: Mar-2010
Publisher: Nagasaki University School of Medicine
Citation: Acta medica Nagasakiensia, 54(3), pp.73-76 ; 2010
Abstract: Incidentally detected small pancreatic cyst is a therapeutic challenge. As these lesions include a spectrum of pathologies ranging from benignlesions to malignant mucinous tumors, it is important to differentiate potential malignant mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCN) from others.However, a definitive diagnosis might be difficult, since computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) cannot depict themorphologic features characteristic of small MCN.This report presents a case of a small pancreatic cyst incidentally detected during medical check-up for inguinal hernia. Although the preoperativediagnosis was uncertain with CT and MRI, the diagnosis of MCN was strongly suspected because the majority of MCN tend to oftenoccur in elderly women and the most common locations are in the pancreatic tail. Laparoscopic ultrasonography (LUS) was employed to obtaina correct diagnosis, and it showed a 16 mm cyst with characteristic features indicating a diagnosis of MCN. The patient underwent alaparoscopic distal pancreatectomy and the diagnosis of MCN was confirmed histopathologically. In conclusion, LUS allowed a timely curativeresection of a small MCN in this case.
Keywords: Ileum / Laparoscopic surgery / Mucinous cystic neoplasm / Pancreas
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/23121
ISSN: 0001-6055
Relational Links: http://joi.jlc.jst.go.jp/JST.JSTAGE/amn/54.73
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 54, No. 3

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