Giant Pancreatic Myoepithelial Hamartoma in a Patient With Familial Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Pancreatic myoepithelial hamartoma is a rare, benign solid and cystic lesion of the pancreas. We present the first case of an adult with a giant myoepithelial hamartoma extending throughout the pancreas in a patient with diabetes in 4 immediate family members. The patient is a 46-year-old man presented with recurrent acute pancreatitis. Computed tomographic imaging showed that the head and body of the pancreas were replaced by a solid-cystic mass with focal calcification. Medical history includes insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) diagnosed at age 30. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration showed pancreatic acinar tissue and smooth muscle without evidence of malignancy. Total pancreatectomy was performed because of the diffuse nature of the cystic disease and preexisting IDDM. The histopathologic diagnosis was consistent with myoepithelial hamartoma. In addition, there was a family history of IDDM and hamartomatous cyst resection in the paternal grandmother. We report the first case of diffuse pancreatic myoepithelial hamartoma with near total replacement of the entire pancreatic parenchyma, and the first reported case associated with a family history of heritable IDDM. Improved knowledge of the genetics, development, and malignant potential of such rare diseases is critical to determine appropriate management for patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sharib, J; Ord, JR; Bentley, RC; Shi, C; Blazer, DG

Published Date

  • August 1, 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 830 - 833

PubMed ID

  • 36395410

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-4828

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/MPA.0000000000002110


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States