Acinar cell cystadenoma: A challenging cytology diagnosis, facilitated by moray® micro-forceps biopsy

Athena L. Chen, Joseph Misdraji, William R. Brugge, Cristina R. Ferrone, Martha B. Pitman

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Acinar cell cystadenoma is a rare, benign cystic lesion of the pancreas. There have been only a few retrospective reports on its cytological features. We present the first case of acinar cell cystadenoma in a 65-year-old woman, diagnosed pre-operatively by pancreatic cyst fluid cytology and Moray® micro-forceps biopsy. We emphasize possible diagnostic pitfalls of acinar cell cystadenoma cyst fluid cytology and suggest useful morphologic, immunohistochemical, and other clues to aid in diagnosis. Diagn. Cytopathol. 2017;45:557–560.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-560
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Cytopathology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • acinar cell cystadenoma
  • fine needle aspiration cytology
  • pancreas
  • pancreatic cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology


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