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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 17 (2003), Issue 9, Pages 552-554
Brief Communication

Serous Cystadenoma of the Pancreas Presenting as a Third Primary Neoplasm

Aydın Şeref Köksal,1 Aysel Ülker,1 Mehmet Asıl,1 Bilge Tunç,1 Arda Kemal,2 Metin Şavkılıoğlu,3 Yusuf Özoğul,3 and Nesrin Turhan4

1Yüksek İhtisas Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology, Ankara, Turkey
2Yüksek İhtisas Hospital, Department of Radiology, Ankara, Turkey
3Yüksek İhtisas Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology Surgery, Ankara, Turkey
4Yüksek İhtisas Hospital, Department of Pathology, Ankara, Turkey

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Serous cystadenomas are the most common cystic neoplasms of the pancreas. They may occur solely or coexist with other neoplasms. A 10 cm mass involving the body of the pancreas was observed in the computed tomography of a 61-year-old man with a previous history of bladder and prostate carcinoma. Ultrasonography and computed tomography of the mass demonstrated multiple small cysts associated with a central calcified scar. A distal pancreatectomy was performed. Pathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of serous microcystic adenoma. This is the first report of a serous cystadenoma of the pancreas with two metachronous neoplasms. This feature should be kept in mind during the diagnosis and evaluation of patients with serous cystadenoma.