The incidence of cystic lesions of the pancreas is increasing . A proportion of these harbor malignant potential such as Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms (IPMNs), where up to one third at our institution is associated with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and/or have areas of microinvasion observed in surgical specimens. Other types of cysts such as Serous Cystic Neoplasms (SCNs) are considered benign and do not require surgery .
- endoscopic ultrasound
- pancreatic cyst
- through-the-needle microbiopsy