Serous cystadenomas (SC) of the pancreas are uncommon benign cystic neoplasms that were first differentiated from mucinous cystadenomas in 1978 by Compagno and Oertel (1-3). Serous cystadenomas characteristically have a spongy gross appearance and are composed of innumerable tiny cysts lined by flattened cuboidal or polygonal cells with clear to pale eosinophilic cytoplasm atop of thin fibrous septae. Since 1978, five unique SC subtypes have been identified (4-5). Here we report a case of a solid serous adenoma, a rare serous cystadenoma subtype.
Recommended CitationSanaka, Madhusudhan R.; Kowalski, Thomas E.; Brotz, Corey; Yeo, Charles J.; McCue, Peter; and Palazzo, Juan, "Solid serous adenoma of the pancreas: a rare form of serous cystadenoma" (2008). Department of Medicine Faculty Papers. Paper 29.