Laparoscopic enucleation of solitary true pancreatic cyst in an adult

Ugo Cioffi, Matilde De Simone, Roberto Santambrogio, Dario Fortis, Stefano Ferrero, Michele M. Ciulla, Marco Montorsi

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Solitary or true pancreatic cyst is a very rare pathologic condition; only a few cases are reported in literature. We report a case of a 22-year-old woman with a symptomatic true pancreatic cyst located in proximity to the pancreatic head, duodenum, vena cava, biliary tree, and right kidney, which was enucleated through a laparoscopic approach. Laparoscopic ultrasound imaging allowed the surgeon to better identify the morphology of the cyst and its relationship with the adjacent structures. The treatment is briefly reviewed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)921-924
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003


  • Laparoscopy
  • Pancreas
  • Surgical enucleation
  • True cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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