Acinar Cell Cystadenoma (Acinar Cystic Transformation) of the Pancreas: the Radiologic-Pathologic Features

Gumus M., Ugras S., ALGIN O., Gundogdu H.

KOREAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.12, no.1, pp.129-134, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3348/kjr.2011.12.1.129
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-134
  • Keywords: Pancreatic acinar cell, Acinar cystadenoma, Neoplasms, Pancreatic cyst, Computed tomography (CT), Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CARCINOMA, CYSTADENOCARCINOMA, LESIONS, ENTITY
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


Acinar cystic transformation of the pancreas is also known as acinar cell cystadenoma (ACC), and this is an extremely rare benign lesion that was first described in April 2002. We report here on a case of a previously asymptomatic patient with pancreatic ACC and this was diagnosed by computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). To the best of our knowledge, there is no previous report concerning the CT or MRI features of ACC in the medical Literature. We present here the CT, MRI and pathological findings of pancreatic ACC.