Review of the diagnosis and management of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms

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Abstract

Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms are common lesions with the potential of harbouring/developing a pancreatic cancer. An accurate evaluation of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms with high-resolution imaging techniques and endoscopic ultrasound is mandatory in order to identify patients worthy either of surgical treatment or surveillance. In this review, the diagnosis and management of patients with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms are discussed with a specific focus on current guidelines. Areas of uncertainty are also discussed, as there are controversies related to the optimal indications for surgery, surveillance protocols and surveillance discontinuation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-255
Number of pages7
JournalUnited European Gastroenterology Journal
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2020

Keywords

  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • epidemiology
  • pancreas
  • pancreatic cancer
  • screening
  • surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Gastroenterology

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