Cystic lesions of the pancreas (differential)

The differential for cystic lesions of the pancreas includes:

Retroperitoneal lesions (extrinsic to the pancreas) can mimic pancreatic cystic lesions, when close to the gland. Examples include:

Practical points

The American College of Radiology (ACR) published guidelines on managing incidental cystic pancreatic lesions in 2017 11.

Pancreatic pathology

Article information

rID: 1195
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Cystic pancreatic mass
  • Cystic pancreatic masses
  • Pancreatic cysts
  • Cystic pancreatic lesions
  • Pancreatic cystic lesions

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: pancreatic pseudocysts
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  • Case 2: solid pseudopapillary tumor
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  • Case 3: mucinous cystadenoma of pancreas
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  • Case 4: solid pseudopapillary tumor
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  • Case 5: Von Hippel-Lindau disease
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  • Cyst wall showing...
    Case 6: Pancreatic hydatid cyst
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