Extent of surgical resections for intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms.

  title={Extent of surgical resections for intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms.},
  author={Stefano Crippa and Stefano Partelli and Massimo Falconi},
  journal={World journal of gastrointestinal surgery},
  volume={2 10},
Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) can involve the main pancreatic duct (MD-IPMNs) or its secondary branches (BD-IPMNs) in a segmental of multifocal/diffuse fashion. Growing evidence indicates that BD-IPMNs are less likely to harbour cancer and in selected cases these lesions can be managed non operatively. For surgery, clarification is required on: (1) when to resect an IPMN; (2) which type of resection should be performed; and (3) how much pancreas should be resected. In recent… CONTINUE READING
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