Benign cysts in the pancreas are rare (Fig. below) and tend to be associated with other conditions such as polycystic disease, cystic fibrosis or von Hippel–Lindau disease (an autosomal dominant disease characterized by pancreatic and renal cysts, renal carcinoma, phaeochromocytoma and/or haemangioblastomas in the cerebellum and spine).
The presence of a cystic mass in the absence of these conditions should raise the suspicion of one of the rarer types of cystic carcinoma, or a pseudocyst
associated with acute pancreatitis.
Tiny cyst in the ultrasound images body of the pancreas. This
was confirmed on CT and remained stable over a period
of 2 years.