Article Abstract

The diagnosis and management of cystic lesions of the pancreas

Authors: Peter J. Allen

Abstract

Cystic lesions of the pancreas are radiographic findings that have a very broad histologic differential. This differential spans the spectrum from benign to cancerous, and includes non-neoplastic pseudocysts, benign neoplastic cysts, pre-malignant cysts, and cystic lesions with invasive carcinoma. This chapter will highlight the challenges with diagnosis and management of patients who present with cystic neoplasms of the pancreas.