Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs): is it time to (sometimes) spare the knife?

Bassi, Claudio; Crippa, Stefano; Salvia, Roberto
March 2008
Gut;Mar2008, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p287
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on the study of branch-duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas (BDIPMNs). Authors recall that the first study of BDPMNs is published 25 years ago entitled "mucin secreting cancer of the pancreas," wherein it featured cases of diagnosed IPMNs patients followed with endoscopic ultrasound. They suggest that non-operative approach should be limited in treating BPDIMNs disease.


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