Surveillance, High Risks Pancreatic Cysts

Surveillance, High Risks Pancreatic Cysts

Pancreatic Cysts

Pancreas cysts are common findings on imaging studies. Certain cysts are benign in nature and do not require surgery however other cyst can be premalignant in nature and can degenerate into cancers, some of these include Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms (IPMN), or Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms (MCN). There are specific indications for surgery when a pancreatic premalignant cyst is diagnosed. Pancreatic pseudocyst are also cystic lesions of the Pancreas resulting from inflammation of the pancreas, these do not carry a malignant potential, however they can cause local compression symptoms and can require surgery.