Case Report

A Rare Cause of Chronic Abdominal Pain and Dilated Pancreatic Duct: Pancreatic Serous Cystadenoma


  • Alper Dilli
  • İlhami Yüksel
  • Volkan Kızılgöz
  • İdil Güneș Tatar
  • Sinan Yol
  • Osman Yüksel

Received Date: 08.04.2011 Accepted Date: 03.01.2012 J Ankara Univ Fac Med 2012;65(1):57-61

Serous cystadenoma (SCA) is a benign neoplasm that occurs more commonly in the elderly women. It accounts for 30% of all cystic tumors of the pancreas. In this report we present a 60 year-old male who complained of upper abdominal pain for seven months. His chronic pain has been responded to oral analgesics. There were not any pathologic findings in physical examinations. Serum biochemistry including blood sugar, serum amylase, lipase, CA 19-9 and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) were normal. His abdominal ultrasonography (US) indicated multicystic hypoechoic foci and contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed (CT) round, hypodense cystic mass in pancreas with wall enhancement. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed dilated pancreatic duct and a cystic mass located in pancreatic head and body.

Keywords: Pancreas, Serous cystadenoma, Microcystic, Computed tomography, Magnetic resonance imaging