Cystic islet cell tumor: Diagnosis and surgical management

D. A. Lotterman, I. S. Schwartz, A. H. Aufses

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Although pseudocysts comprise three fourths of cystic lesions of the pancreas, a generally unappreciated fact is that more than 10% of pancreatic cysts are neoplastic. The presentation, diagnosis, management, and 1-year follow-up of a patient with an islet cell tumor presenting as a pseudocyst are discussed. A computerized search of the world literature over a 30-year period yielded only six previously recorded cases of cystic endocrine pancreatic tumor. Ultrastructural as well as immunocytochemical analyses were utilized to confirm the endocrine nature of this neoplasm. Finally, the differential diagnosis and management of this rare entity are addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-215
Number of pages4
JournalMount Sinai Journal of Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes


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