Pancreatic manifestations in von Hippel-Lindau disease: A case report

Subhashini Ayloo, Michele Molinari

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Abstract

Introduction Pancreatic manifestations in Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease can present as a multitude of forms, and their management can be challenging. Presentation of the case A 66-year-old woman presented with increasing abdominal girth without other associated symptoms of nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, weight-loss, and jaundice. Her medical and surgical histories were significant for type II diabetes, cerebral tumor resection, bilateral nephrectomies, and laser photocoagulation of retinal hemangiomas. Computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen showed a massive multi-cystic lesion in the pancreas and the patient was referred to our hepatopancreatic biliary center. Discussion The findings on the subsequent cross-sectional MRI imaging signified pancreatic manifestations in VHL disease. Conclusion The management of VHL disease-associated benign pancreatic cystic lesions involves interval monitoring with cross-sectional imaging for malignant changes/development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-72
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Volume21
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

Keywords

  • Case report
  • Pancreatic cyst
  • Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor
  • Serous cystadenoma
  • Von Hippel-Lindau disease

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