Purpose: The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate imaging features of mucinous nonneoplastic cyst (MNNC) of the pancreas. Materials and methods: Three (0.9%) patients with MNNC of the pancreas were found in 335 surgically resected pancreatic cystic lesions. Three MDCT and two MRI/MRCP studies were retrospectively reviewed. Results: Three cases of MNNC were found in the pancreatic neck, body, and tail, respectively. All the three cases were multilocular without communication with the main pancreatic duct (MPD), although upstream MPD dilatation was seen in two of the three cases. The signal intensity of the cyst fluid was low on T1-weighted, high on T2-weighted, and low on diffusion-weighted images. Cyst wall was thin in two cases, and the remaining case with obstructive pancreatitis showed visible cyst wall enhancement. Conclusion: Imaging findings of MNNC of the pancreas were nonspecific without communication with the MPD. Cyst wall is typically thin without visible enhancement.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging