Pancreatic cysts 3 cm or smaller: how aggressive should treatment be?

  title={Pancreatic cysts 3 cm or smaller: how aggressive should treatment be?},
  author={Dushyant V. Sahani and Anuradha Saokar and Peter F. Hahn and William Robert Brugge and Carlos Fern{\'a}ndez-del Castillo},
  volume={238 3},
PURPOSE To retrospectively determine the frequency of malignancy in small (< or =3 cm) pancreatic cysts, to evaluate whether cyst morphologic features can help predict the presence of malignancy, and to determine the natural history of small pancreatic cysts at follow-up imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval was obtained; informed patient consent was not required. By means of a computerized search, 510 patients with pancreatic cysts that had been detected at… CONTINUE READING
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