Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms

  title={Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms},
  author={Carlos A. Fern{\'a}ndez-del Castillo},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
Mucinous cystic neoplasms of the pancreas are uncommon tumors of the pancreas that occur predominantly in middle-aged women and almost exclusively in the body and tail of the pancreas. They are lined by a mucinous epithelium that can exhibit varying grades of dysplasia and are surrounded by a characteristic ovarian-like stroma. Surgery is the treatment of choice, and prognosis is excellent in the absence of invasive carcinoma.