TITLE

Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas

AUTHOR(S)
Azzopardi, Neville
PUB. DATE
May 2014
SOURCE
Malta Medical Journal;2014, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
With the increasing use of abdominal imaging, cystic lesions of the pancreas are being more frequently detected. These lesions may carry a significant premalignant potential. Current guidelines recommend that mucinous cystic neoplasms, solid pseudopapillary neoplasms, main duct-intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms and branch duct-intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (DB-IPMN) with "high-risk stigmata" for malignancy should be resected while asymptomatic BD-IPMN without mural nodules, no main duct involvement, and a size less than 30 mm can be followed up. Serous cystadenomas carry a very small malignant risk and are usually resected only if they cause symptoms. This review article highlights the common characteristics and recommended management of these cystic lesions of the pancreas.
ACCESSION #
97255448

 

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