Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm and the pancreatic incidentaloma.

@article{Kent2010IntraductalPM,
  title={Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm and the pancreatic incidentaloma.},
  author={Tara Sotsky Kent and Charles Mahlon Vollmer and Mark P. Callery},
  journal={World journal of gastrointestinal surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={2 10},
  pages={319-23}
}
Asymptomatic pancreatic lesions (APL) are a commonly encountered problem in today's pancreatic surgical practices. Current literature regarding etiologies and incidence of APLs, particularly intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN), is presented. APLs constitute a wide spectrum of pathology (solid/cystic, benign/premalignant/malignant) but, overall, IPMN is now the most common diagnosis. The Sendai Guidelines and their function as a basis for risk stratification in branch duct IPMN are… CONTINUE READING