Radiology Imaging “Pancreatic Cysts”

                 Radiology Imaging of pancreas Cyst, Congenital pancreatic cysts may be single or multiple. Multiple true pancreatic cysts are more common than single ones and have been found in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, von Hippel-Lindau disease (an autosomal dominant trait), and cystic fibrosis. Pancreatic cysts or macrocystic adenomas are seen in more than one-half of patients with von Hippel-Lindau disease.
Demonstration of pancreatic cysts on CT, MRI, or ultrasound associated with evidence of retinal angiomatosis, cerebellar hemangioblastoma, and cysts of various organs and with family history is diagnostic
Radiology Imaging Pancreatic cysts and renal carcinomas in von Hippel-Lindau disease.
A 48-year-old woman had a family history of von Hippel-Lindau disease.
(a to c) T2-weighted and postcontrast T1-weighted MR images show multiple cysts of the pancreas (arrows) and a mass of the right kidney (curved arrows).
(d and e) CT scans demonstrate pancreatic cysts (arrows) and another mass of the right kidney (curved arrow). Right nephrectomy revealed multiple renal cell carcinomas of the right kidney.
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