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Gross Photo: Cystic Pancreatic Mass

Andrea Tao, PA (ASCP), Andrew Dunn, MD, Aaron R. Huber, DO

Clinical History

A middle-aged woman was being followed for a stable pancreatic cystic mass. Due to a recent episode of pancreatitis requiring hospitalization, a distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy was performed (Figure 1).

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Figure 1:

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