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Types of Pancreatic Cysts

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A review article on pancreatic cyst disease was published in the May 3, 2016, issue of JAMA.

The pancreas is an important digestive organ located in the upper abdomen.

The pancreas serves 2 main functions: it produces enzymes that aid in digestion and it secretes important hormones, such as insulin, that help control metabolism. Cysts in the pancreas are not unusual. The most common cysts are called cystic neoplasms. These are fluid-filled sacs. Because some cysts can potentially be cancerous, an understanding of their risks and management is important. Read more . . .

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