Pancreatic cysts and tumors

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Pancreatic tumors and cysts represent an important entity because of their association with malignancy. Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive disease with poor survival rates. Pancreatic cystic lesions are a heterogeneous group of lesions, subgroups of which have potential for malignant transformation. Understanding the clinical presentation, investigations, and management approach is key to identifying patients with these conditions so that early intervention can be performed with hopes for the best outcome. This chapter reviews the epidemiology, investigations, and management of pancreatic tumors and cysts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGastroenterology
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781118932759
ISBN (Print)9781118519967
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Cystic neoplasms
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Fine needle aspiration
  • Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN)
  • Mucinous cystic neoplasm
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic cysts
  • Pseudocysts
  • Serous cystadenomas


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