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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 312-318

Morphological differentiation and follow-up of pancreatic cystic neoplasms using endoscopic ultrasound

1 Department of Gastroenterology, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
2 Department of Gastroenterology, Fortis Escorts Hospital, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Susumu Hijioka
Department of Gastroenterology, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital, 1-1 Kanokoden, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi - 464-8681
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2303-9027.170423

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Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a key modality for the evaluation of suspected pancreatic cystic neoplasms (PCNs), as the entire pancreatic gland can be demonstrated with high spatial resolution from the stomach and duodenum. Detailed information can be acquired about the internal contents of the cyst(s) [septum, capsule, mural nodules (MNs)], its relation with the main pancreatic duct (MPD), and any parenchymal changes in the underlying gland. PCNs comprise true cysts and pseudocysts. True cysts can be neoplastic or nonneoplastic. Here, we describe serous cystic neoplasm (SCN), mucinous cystic neoplasm (MCN), and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) as prototype neoplastic cysts, along with nonneoplastic lymphoepithelial cysts (LECs).

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