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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2016, Article ID 3730249, 5 pages
Case Report

Solid Serous Adenoma of the Pancreas: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Department of Surgery, “Agios Dimitrios” General Hospital of Thessaloniki, 54634 Thessaloniki, Greece
2Laboratory of Anatomy, Department of Physical Education and Sports Medicine (Serres), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 56430 Thessaloniki, Greece
3Diavalkaniko Medical Centre, Thessaloniki, Greece

Received 16 March 2016; Accepted 4 May 2016

Academic Editor: Carlton Barnett

Copyright © 2016 Anastasios Katsourakis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Herein, we report a case of a solid-type serous cystadenoma of the pancreas which is the 16th case reported worldwide and the first ever reported in Greece. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a hypervascular mass in the tail of the pancreas of a 72-year-old female who presented with mild abdominal pain. Distal pancreatectomy was performed by laparotomy and histological and immunohistochemical examination revealed a solid-type serous cystadenoma of the pancreas. Preoperative diagnosis of a solid-type serous cystadenoma of the pancreas is difficult, and, due to its benign nature, simple excision of the tumor is the recommended treatment.