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Gastroenterology Medicine & Research

Differential Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cyst Tumors

Submission: October 15, 2018 Published: November 16, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/GMR.2018.02.000536

ISSN 2637-7632
Volume2 Issue3


Pancreatic cystic neoplasm is a group of neoplastic changes in the epithelium of the ducts or parenchyma of the pancreas. This is a complex diagnostic problem of modern medicine. With the improvement of diagnostic methods for pancreatic pathology, the frequency of detection of incidental pancreatic cysts has been increased. Some cystic lesions neoplasms are recognized as precursor of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and requires early surgical treatment, or close observation. The article discusses the issues of classification, the malignant potential and the differential diagnosis of pancreatic cysts.

Keywords: Pancreatic cyst; Incidental cysts; Incidentaloma, IPMN, MCN, SCN, Pancreatic Pseudocyst; SPN

Abbreviations US: Abdominal Ultrasound; CT: Computed Tomography; MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging; PCNs: Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasm; MCN: Mucinous Cystic Neoplasm; IPMN: Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm; SCN: Serous Cystic Neoplasm; SPN: Solid Pseudopapillary Neoplasm; EUS: Endoscopic Ultrasound; CLE: Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy; PET: Positron Emission Tomography

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