K-ras oncogene mutations indicate malignancy in cystic tumors of the pancreas.

OBJECTIVE To evaluate clinical parameters, presurgical diagnostic tests, histologic findings, and the presence of K-ras oncogene mutations in cystic tumors of the pancreas to determine which best predict malignancy. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Because presurgical, intraoperative, and final pathologic differentiation is difficult in cystic tumors of the… (More)