Cystic Pancreatic Tumors

  • Mirko D’Onofrio
  • Paolo Giorgio Arcidiacono
  • Massimo Falconi


Cystic lesions of the pancreas are increasingly being recognized due to the widespread use of cross-sectional imaging, and include a large variety of lesions with different etiology and biology, each requiring a different management strategy [1]–[5]. The exclusion of a pseudocyst, generally found in patients with a history of acute or chronic pancreatitis, is the first aim of the primary approach to a pancreatic cyst. The evaluation of a pancreatic cystic tumor should be directed toward differentiation between benign and malignant behavior [6].


Cystic Lesion Main Pancreatic Duct Cystic Tumor Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm Pancreatic Cyst 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mirko D’Onofrio
    • 1
  • Paolo Giorgio Arcidiacono
    • 2
  • Massimo Falconi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyG.B. Rossi University HospitalVeronaItaly
  2. 2.Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy UnitVita Salute San Raffaele University, San Raffaele Scientific InstituteMilanItaly
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryG.B. Rossi University HospitalVeronaItaly

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