Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.  2019 Oct;24(4):159-162. 10.15279/kpba.2019.24.4.159.

Surgical Indications and Postsurgical Follow-up Strategy for Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasm

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  • 1Department of Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. hbpsurgeon@gmail.com

Abstract

The increasing discovery of pancreatic cystic neoplasm is a recent trend because of the widespread use and development of imaging techniques. Physicians have to recognize the different characteristics of the cystic neoplasms so that a determination may be selected regarding the potential for malignancy. Appropriate evaluation of pancreatic cystic lesion includes a multidisciplinary approach involving gastroenterologists with experience in endoscopic ultrasound, radiologist, and pancreatic surgeons. The selective approach is important in management of this neoplasm with minimizing incorrect diagnosis and unnecessary surgery. Considering the characteristic features of pancreatic cystic neoplasm, the clinical decision should be tailored according to needs and conditions of the individual patients.

Keyword

Pancreatic cystic neoplasms; Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm
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