Dermoid cyst of the pancreas is a benign, well-differentiated, extremely rare germ cell neoplasm. Published data indicate that differential diagnosis of cystic lesions of the pancreas is challenging and although ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance may be useful, radiological findings are often inconclusive and the diagnosis is intraoperative. We report a case of a dermoid cyst of the tail of the pancreas intraoperatively diagnosed and successfully treated with left pancreatectomy. Further, characteristics, preoperative detection and differential diagnosis of this rare pathology are also discussed.

Tucci, G., Muzi, M., Nigro, C., Cadeddu, F., Amabile, D., Servadei, F., et al. (2007). Dermoid cyst of the pancreas: presentation and management. WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, 5, 85-85 [10.1186/1477-7819-5-85].

Dermoid cyst of the pancreas: presentation and management

TUCCI, GIANFRANCO;NIGRO, CASIMIRO;CADEDDU, FEDERICA;
2007-01-01

Abstract

Dermoid cyst of the pancreas is a benign, well-differentiated, extremely rare germ cell neoplasm. Published data indicate that differential diagnosis of cystic lesions of the pancreas is challenging and although ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance may be useful, radiological findings are often inconclusive and the diagnosis is intraoperative. We report a case of a dermoid cyst of the tail of the pancreas intraoperatively diagnosed and successfully treated with left pancreatectomy. Further, characteristics, preoperative detection and differential diagnosis of this rare pathology are also discussed.
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Sì, ma tipo non specificato
Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale
English
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Humans; Pancreatic Neoplasms; Middle Aged; Dermoid Cyst; Male
Tucci, G., Muzi, M., Nigro, C., Cadeddu, F., Amabile, D., Servadei, F., et al. (2007). Dermoid cyst of the pancreas: presentation and management. WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, 5, 85-85 [10.1186/1477-7819-5-85].
Tucci, G; Muzi, M; Nigro, C; Cadeddu, F; Amabile, D; Servadei, F; Farinon, A
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