Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 27, Issue 5, pp 560–562

Epidermoid cyst originating from an intrapancreatic accessory spleen

Authors

  • T. Sonomura
    • Department of Radiology, Kishiwada Tokushukai Hospital, 4-22-38 Isonokami-Cho, Kishiwada-Shi, Osaka, 596-8522, Japan
  • S. Kataoka
    • Department of Internal Medicine, Kishiwada Tokushukai Hospital, 4-22-38 Isonokami-Cho, Kishiwada-Shi, Osaka, 596-8522, Japan
  • T. Chikugo
    • Department of Pathology, Kishiwada Tokushukai Hospital, 4-22-38 Isonokami-Cho, Kishiwada-Shi, Osaka, 596-8522, Japan
  • T. Hirooka
    • Department of Internal Medicine, Kishiwada Tokushukai Hospital, 4-22-38 Isonokami-Cho, Kishiwada-Shi, Osaka, 596-8522, Japan
  • S. Makimoto
    • Department of Surgery, Kishiwada Tokushukai Hospital, 4-22-38 Isonokami-Cho, Kishiwada-Shi, Osaka, 596-8522, Japan
  • T. Nakamoto
    • Department of Surgery, Kishiwada Tokushukai Hospital, 4-22-38 Isonokami-Cho, Kishiwada-Shi, Osaka, 596-8522, Japan
  • M. Sato
    • Department of Radiology, Wakayama Medical University 811-1 Kimiidera, Wakayama-Shi, 641-8510, Japan
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00261-001-0145-1

Cite this article as:
Sonomura, T., Kataoka, S., Chikugo, T. et al. Abdom Imaging (2002) 27: 560. doi:10.1007/s00261-001-0145-1

Abstract

Pancreatectomy in a 45-year-old woman showed, after pathologic analysis, an epidermoid cyst originating from an intrapancreatic accessory spleen. This mass consisted of parenchymal and cystic components. It is important to note the relation between the splenic parenchyma and the parenchymal component of the mass for the differential diagnosis of a cystic mass in the pancreatic tail.

Key words: Epidermoid cyst—Intrapancreatic accessory spleen—Accessory spleen—Computed tomography— Angiography.

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 2002