Pancreatic mucinous cystic neoplasm in a male patient

Department of Surgery, "S.Orsola-Malpighi" Hospital, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna. Bologna, Italy. .
JOP: Journal of the pancreas 11/2012; 13(6):687-9.
Source: PubMed


Mucinous cystic neoplasm (MCN) of the pancreas usually affects female patients and is characterized by an ovarian-type stroma. From literature review, only 9 cases of MCNs have been reported in male patients.
We describe the 10th case of a MCN in a 65-year-old male patient who underwent a distal pancreatectomy with spleen resection and standard lymphadenectomy.
MCN may rarely regard male patients, probably for embryological abnormalities.

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