Home HealthTopics Health Centers Reference Library Research
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook Share on Facebook

Digestive Disorders

Pancreas and cyst

08/31/2007

Question:

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?

Answer:

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.

For more information:

Go to the Digestive Disorders health topic, where you can:

Response by:

Annette  Kyprianou, MD Annette Kyprianou, MD
Senior Clinical Instructor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University