Pancreatic Cysts

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.106,107 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 an-giomatosis, cerebellar hemangioblastoma, and cysts of various organs and with family history is diagnostic (Fig. 2-56).

How Common Are Pancreatic Cysts

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