Evaluation of the guidelines for management of pancreatic branch-duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm.

@article{Tang2008EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the guidelines for management of pancreatic branch-duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm.},
  author={Raymond S Y Tang and Benjamin Weinberg and David W. Dawson and Howard A. Reber and Oscar Joe Hines and James S Tomlinson and Vinika V Chaudhari and Steven S. Raman and James J. Farrell},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={6 7},
  pages={815-9; quiz 719}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS The 2006 Sendai Consensus Guidelines recommend surgical resection for all suspected branch-duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (BD-IPMN) greater than 3 cm irrespective of symptoms, and those less than 3 cm with worrisome features. We aimed to evaluate the surgical characteristics of these guidelines retrospectively in pathologically confirmed cases of BD-IPMN. METHODS IPMNs resected at our institution (1995-2006) were classified as main-duct predominant or branch… CONTINUE READING