Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms of the Pancreas: Performance of Pancreatic Fluid Analysis for Positive Diagnosis and the Prediction of Malignancy

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INTRODUCTION:The preoperative diagnosis of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN) of the pancreas must be as reliable as possible because large or even total pancreatectomy may be necessary. Early diagnosis of malignant forms is important to improve prognosis. The diagnostic accuracy of fluid analysis using endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1572-0241.2008.02114.x

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@article{Maire2008IntraductalPM, title={Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms of the Pancreas: Performance of Pancreatic Fluid Analysis for Positive Diagnosis and the Prediction of Malignancy}, author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Maire and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Voitot and Alain Aubert and Laurent Palazzo and Dermot O'toole and Anne Couvelard and Philippe L{\'e}vy and Michel Vidaud and Alain Sauvanet and Philippe B Ruszniewski and P. Chris Hammel}, journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology}, year={2008}, volume={103}, pages={2871-2877} }