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Pancreatic Cyst MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Pancreatic Cyst
Tree Number(s)
C04.182.640
C06.689.500
Unique ID
D010181
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010181
Annotation
usually non-neoplastic; PANCREATIC PSEUDOCYST is also available
Scope Note
A true cyst of the PANCREAS, distinguished from the much more common PANCREATIC PSEUDOCYST by possessing a lining of mucous EPITHELIUM. Pancreatic cysts are categorized as congenital, retention, neoplastic, parasitic, enterogenous, or dermoid. Congenital cysts occur more frequently as solitary cysts but may be multiple. Retention cysts are gross enlargements of PANCREATIC DUCTS secondary to ductal obstruction. (From Bockus Gastroenterology, 4th ed, p4145)
NLM Classification #
WI 803
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2017/07/11
Pancreatic Cyst Preferred
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