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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Pancreas and cyst
I have a hypodense cyst (lesion or lobulation) as called on recent CT, in the tail of my pancreas that has doubled in size in a year, still fairly small, less than a cm. Would it be better if a cyst of the pancreas was hyper or hypodense? And, given that I had my gallbladder out a year ago, should this this continue to get bigger. Could this cyst also be causing diarrhea and lower abdominal pain?
To answer your question in parts: It does not matter if hyper or hypo dense. Gallbladder has nothing to do with pancreatic cysts. It does not change in size with or without a gallbladder. Also, pancreatic cysts should not cause the symptoms you describe.
Annette Kyprianou, MD
Senior Clinical Instructor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University