A wolf in sheep's clothing

A non-functioning islet cell tumor of the pancreas masquerading as a microcystic (serous cystic) adenoma

Henning Gerke, Michaell F. Byrne, Huiwen Bill Xie, Erik K. Paulson, Douglas Tyler, John Baillie, Paul S. Jowell

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Abstract

Context: The endosonographic appearance of a microcystic "honeycomb" lesion of the pancreas usually indicates a serous cystic adenoma. Case report: We report a case of a non-functioning islet cell tumor that has the typical microcystic "honeycomb" appearance of a serous cystic adenoma. The implications for endoscopic ultrasound diagnosis and management of cystic pancreatic lesions are discussed. Conclusion: Islet cell tumors are a rare differential diagnosis of microcystic pancreatic lesions. If fine needle aspiration remains non-diagnostic preoperative distinction from serous cystic adenomas may be impossible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-230
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Pancreas
Volume5
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Islet Cell Adenoma
Adenoma
Pancreas
Fine Needle Biopsy
Differential Diagnosis

Keywords

  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Endosonography
  • Insulinoma
  • Pancreatic neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology

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A wolf in sheep's clothing : A non-functioning islet cell tumor of the pancreas masquerading as a microcystic (serous cystic) adenoma. / Gerke, Henning; Byrne, Michaell F.; Xie, Huiwen Bill; Paulson, Erik K.; Tyler, Douglas; Baillie, John; Jowell, Paul S.

In: Journal of the Pancreas, Vol. 5, No. 4, 07.2004, p. 225-230.

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Gerke, Henning ; Byrne, Michaell F. ; Xie, Huiwen Bill ; Paulson, Erik K. ; Tyler, Douglas ; Baillie, John ; Jowell, Paul S. / A wolf in sheep's clothing : A non-functioning islet cell tumor of the pancreas masquerading as a microcystic (serous cystic) adenoma. In: Journal of the Pancreas. 2004 ; Vol. 5, No. 4. pp. 225-230.
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