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Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas

  • Pierfilippo Crucitti
  • Sergio Valeri
  • Andrea Garberini
  • Roberto Coppola
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)

Abstract

Cystic neoplasms of the pancreas are a particular category of pancreatic tumor. They are commonly classified into serous types, mucinous types, and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs). The serous types account for 35% of cystic neoplasms and 1–2% of all neoplasms of the exocrine pancreas [1]. The mucinous types account for 1% of all exocrine pancreatic tumors and 27% of cystic neoplasms of the pancreas (20.1% cystadenoma and 7.0% cystadenocarcinoma) [2]. Then there are the IPMNs, which account for 0.5–9.8% of all tumors of the pancreatic parenchyma [3, 4].

Keywords

Distal Pancreatectomy Main Pancreatic Duct Cystic Neoplasm Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm Branch Duct 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierfilippo Crucitti
    • 1
  • Sergio Valeri
    • 1
  • Andrea Garberini
    • 1
  • Roberto Coppola
    • 1
  1. 1.General SurgeryBiomedical Campus UniversityRomeItaly

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