This book provides a detailed up to date overview of cystic tumors of the pancreas with coverage of all aspects of diagnosis and treatment medical endoscopic and surgical after opening chapters on pathology and classification cytology molecular biology and epidemiology the role of each of the relevant diagnostic methods is carefully examined the treatment related chapters describe . Cystic pancreatic tumors cpts have more frequently been identified in the last decade because of increased use of cross sectional abdominal imaging although serous cpts follow an indolent course and do not necessarily require surgical resection or long term follow up mucinous cpts mucinous cystic neoplasms and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms have a greater risk for malignancy . This review summarizes the latest developments in the diagnosis and management of pcn including the quality of available evidence also discussed are the most important differences between the pcn guidelines from the american gastroenterological association the international association of pancreatology and the european study group on cystic tumours of the pancreas including diagnostic and . Cystic tumors of the pancreas are a subset of rare pancreatic tumors that vary from benign to malignant many have specific imaging findings that allow them to be differentiated from each other this article 1 reviews the imaging features of the common cystic pancreatic lesions including serous microcystic adenoma mucinous cystic tumor intraductal papillary mucinous tumor and solid
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