Avoiding the diagnostic pitfalls of a pancreatic cystic lesion

Keywords: pancreatic hydatid, diagnostic pitfalls

Abstract

Cystic pancreatic lesions present a diagnostic challenge. Accurate characterisation of an isolated cystic pancreatic lesion is therefore vital as this dictates the management strategy which may vary from radical resection to simple observation. This report describes how a detailed preoperative assessment led to the correct diagnosis of an isolated pancreatic lesion and appropriate safe and curative surgical management.

Author Biographies

R M Lukusa, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Department of Surgery, Greys Hospital and Department of Surgery, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

M Govender, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Department of Surgery, Greys Hospital and Department of Surgery, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

D L Clarke, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Department of Surgery, Greys Hospital and Department of Surgery, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Published
2020-10-19
How to Cite
Lukusa, R., Govender, M., & Clarke, D. (2020). Avoiding the diagnostic pitfalls of a pancreatic cystic lesion. South African Journal of Surgery, 58(3), 164. Retrieved from http://sajs.redbricklibrary.com/index.php/sajs/article/view/3202
Section
Case Reports