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Korean J Gastroenterol 2019; 73(4): 235-238  https://doi.org/10.4166/kjg.2019.73.4.235
Mucinous Non-neoplastic Cyst of the Pancreas
Jun Hyung Kim, Dong Eun Park and Keum Ha Choi1
Departments of Surgery and Pathology1, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea
Correspondence to: Dong Eun Park, Department of Surgery, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, 460 Iksan-daero, Iksan 54538, Korea. Tel: +82-63-859-1494, Fax: +82-63-855-2386, E-mail: knife@wonkwang.ac.kr, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7839-6338
Received: July 4, 2018; Revised: October 15, 2018; Accepted: November 1, 2018; Published online: April 25, 2019.
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Abstract
Cystic neoplasms of the pancreas consist of a wide range of pathological entities and are being detected more frequently due to advances in cross-sectional imaging modalities and increasing numbers of periodic health checkups. The majority of pancreatic cystic neoplasms are intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms, serous neoplasms, and mucinous cystic neoplasms, but recently, rare cases of mucinous non-neoplastic cyst of the pancreas (MNCP) have been reported, and despite the availabilities of modern imaging systems, such as MRI and CT, the differentiation of non-neoplastic and neoplastic cysts remains challenging. Herein, we report our experience of a 65-year-old male case with an MNCP.
Keywords: Pancreatic cyst; Mucins; Pancreatic neoplasms


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