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Excision of mucinous cystadenoma of pancreas is safe and effective: a case report

Authors:

Elroy P. Weledji ,

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea, Buea, P.O. Box 126, Limbe, S.W. Region, Buea, CM
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Divine Eyongetah,

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea, Buea, CM
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Theophile C. Nana,

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea, Buea, CM
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Marcelin N. Ngowe

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea, Buea, CM
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Abstract

Background: Pancreatic cysts are frequently detected incidentally, and a definitive preoperative diagnosis remains challenging. Benign cystic lesions have a very high cure rate unless malignant change supervenes. Simple excision of benign cysts of the pancreas is safe and effective.

Case presentation: We present a 31-year-old woman with a 3-year history of an enlarging symptomatic benign pancreatic mucinous cystadenoma, which was misdiagnosed radiologically as a pancreatic serous cystadenoma or a mesenteric cyst. This was managed safely by excision and resection with a distal pancreatectomy that was avoided.

Conclusions: Excision of benign mucinous cystadenoma of the pancreas is safe and effective, and surveillance for recurrence is not necessary.

How to Cite: Weledji EP, Eyongetah D, Nana TC, Ngowe MN. Excision of mucinous cystadenoma of pancreas is safe and effective: a case report. International Journal of Surgery: Oncology. 2018;3(2):e47. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1097/IJ9.0000000000000047
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Published on 12 Jan 2018.
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