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March 2008


This article has been peer reviewed. It is the authors' final version prior to publication in Digestive Diseases and Sciences, epub ahead of print March 28, 2008. The published version is available at Copyright © 2008 by Springer.


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.