Cystic Teratomas of the Pancreas

Marcelo Mester, Hersz J. Trajber, Carolyn C. Compton, Helio S.A. Camargo, Paulo C.Cardoso Almeida, Herbert C. Hoover

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Cystic teratomas of the pancreas constitute an extremely rare entity with only nine cases, to our knowledge, described in the world literature. Symptoms are usually due to the compressive effects of the tumor on the neighboring organs. They should be considered in the differential diagnosis of slow-growing benign pancreatic cysts. We describe a 25-year-old woman with a pancreatic teratoma who was operated on in 1976 with the diagnosis of calcified pancreatic cyst. The diagnostic and surgical procedures are described, as well as a 14-year follow-up. The previously published cases are reviewed and the differential diagnosis is discussed. Early diagnosis and the need for total tumor resection are emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1215-1218
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Surgery
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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