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 –. 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 .
|Title of host publication||Ultrasonography of the Pancreas: Imaging and Pathologic Correlations|
|Publisher||Springer-Verlag Italia s.r.l.|
|Number of pages||23|
|ISBN (Print)||9788847023796, 9788847023789|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2012|
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