Congenital pancreatic cysts in children

J Pediatr Surg. 2003 Jul;38(7):1080-2. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3468(03)00197-0.


The authors report a case of an 11-year-old girl with a solitary, congenital pancreatic cyst and review the literature. Such cysts are very rare and typically are diagnosed in childhood. As a neonate, this patient's paternal half brother also had undergone resection of a congenital pancreatic cyst. The authors believe this is the first documented familial incidence of a congenital pancreatic cyst.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pancreatic Cyst / congenital*
  • Pancreatic Cyst / diagnosis*