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September 1986

Papillary Cystic Epithelial Neoplasms of the Pancreas: A Clinical Study of Four Cases

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of General Surgery (Drs Rustin, Broughan, Hermann, and Grundfest-Broniatowski) and Pathology (Drs Petras and Hart), the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Arch Surg. 1986;121(9):1073-1076. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1986.01400090105018

• We treated four cases of papillary cystic epithelial neoplasm of the pancreas. This neoplasm typically presents in young female patients as a slowly growing mass that may attain large size. It is of low malignant potential, and surgical resection will be curative in almost all cases. One patient presented with a liver metastasis from the pancreatic tumor; both lesions were successfully resected. Papillary cystic epithelial neoplasm should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any cystic pancreatic neoplasm.

(Arch Surg 1986;121:1073-1076)