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ECR 2019 / C-3472
Pancreatic cystic neoplasms – clinical, radiological and pathological findings
Congress: ECR 2019
Poster No.: C-3472
Type: Educational Exhibit
Keywords: Pathology, Neoplasia, Cysts, Imaging sequences, Education, MR, CT, Pancreas, Abdomen
Authors: M. D. L. Costa1, A. L. Proenca2, R. Martins2, N. C. Ribeiro1, A. Figueiredo1, F. Andre1; 1Lisboa/PT, 2Lisbon/PT
DOI:10.26044/ecr2019/C-3472

Background

Nowadays pancreatic cysts are common incidental findings due to advance and widespread use of imaging modalities. Many of these lesions are non-neoplastic, mostly pseudocysts. However, an important proportion are neoplastic: some can have an indolent course while others can be malignant or have malignant potential. Several guidelines have been developed and uploaded in order to provide a practical approach of pancreatic cystic lesions; there are similarities between them, but also some differences and controversies. The key to a successfully management is a careful combination of clinical, radiological and histopathological findings, always involving the patient in a shared decision.

We performed a bibliographic review and iconographic search in our hospital picture archiving system.

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