Study sheds light on true risk for pancreatic cancer in patients with cysts

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A look back at more than half a million patient records has established that patients with pancreatic cysts have a significantly higher overall risk of pancreatic cancer compared to those without such cysts, according to a study in the July issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).

Certain types of pancreatic cysts (such as mucinous neoplasms) are known to have malignant potential based on their form or structure. Surveillance (watching) or surgical resection (removal) are possible ways to manage these. Read more . . .