Neonatal Med.  2019 May;26(2):117-120. 10.5385/nm.2019.26.2.117.

Multiple Congenital Pancreatic Cysts in a Neonate

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Inje University Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. iamgawon@hanmail.net
  • 2Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Inje University Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

Congenital pancreatic cysts are rare in newborn babies, and this makes prenatal diagnosis difficult. Diagnosis can be delayed for a few months after birth until the infant presents with an abdominal mass, abdominal distension, or vomiting due to gastric outlet obstruction. Excision of the cyst is the treatment of choice. A congenital pancreatic cyst should be considered if the fetus has an abdominal cyst without a definite origin. A prompt diagnosis is crucial to prevent fatal complications such as cholangitis, pancreatitis, cyst rupture, and peritonitis. We report a case of neonate with multiple congenital pancreatic cysts suspected prenatally to be stomach diverticulum or duplication cysts of the intestine.

Keyword

Congenital; Pancreatic cyst; Pancreatic pseudocyst; Infant, newborn
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