ACG Clinical Guideline: Diagnosis and Management of Pancreatic Cysts

  title={ACG Clinical Guideline: Diagnosis and Management of Pancreatic Cysts},
  author={Grace H. Elta and Brintha K. Enestvedt and Bryan G. Sauer and Anne Marie Lennon},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
Pancreatic cysts are very common with the majority incidentally identified. There are several types of pancreatic cysts; some types can contain cancer or have malignant potential, whereas others are benign. However, even the types of cysts with malignant potential rarely progress to cancer. At the present time, the only viable treatment for pancreatic cysts is surgical excision, which is associated with a high morbidity and occasional mortality. The small risk of malignant transformation, the… 

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