Cystic tumors of the pancreas –  our experience with dia­gnostics

Authors: T. Krechler 1;  J. Ulrych 2;  M. Dvořák 1;  D. Hoskovec 2;  J. Macášek 1;  T. Švestka 1;  J. Hořejš 3
Authors‘ workplace: IV. interní klinika –  klinika gastroenterologie a hepatologie 1. lékařské fakulty UK a VFN Praha, přednosta prof. MU Dr. Aleš Žák, DrSc. 1;  I. chirurgická klinika –  břišní, hrudní a úrazové chirurgie 1. lékařské fakulty UK a VFN Praha, přednosta prof. MU Dr. Zdeněk Krška, CSc. 2;  Radiodia­gnostická klinika 1. lékařské fakulty UK a VFN Praha, přednosta prof. MU Dr. Jan Daneš, CSc. 3
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2013; 59(7): 572-577


Number of newly dia­gnosed cystic pancreatic tumors is permanently increasing. This fact is primarily related to the development of new dia­gnostic methods. The main representative ones are: serous cystadenoma, mucinous cystic neoplasm, intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm and solid pseudopapillar tumor. Because of the malignant potential of these lesions, proper indication of surgical treatment is extremely important. The article highlights and describes our experience in dia­gnostics and therapy of cystic pancreatic tumors dia­gnosed in the General Teaching Hospital Prague in the period: 1/ 2008– 12/ 2012. All patients were investigated by computerised tomography and endoscopic ultrasound with fine –  needle aspiration bio­psy. Thirty seven patients in total were dia­gnosed with cystic pancreatic tumors: 19 with serous cystadenoma, 5 with mucinous cystic neoplasm, 5 with mucinous cystadenocarcinoma, 5 with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm and 3 with solid pseudopapillar tumor. In 14 cases patients were indicated for surgery, in 1 case signs of malignant transformation were found. Determination of the optimal strategy for dia­gnostic and therapeutic procedures in patients with cystic pancreatic tumors requires the dia­gnosis, treatment and follow‑up observation in adequately equiped specialized centers.

Key words:
cystic pancreatic tumors –  serous cystadenoma –  mucinous cystic neoplasm –  intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm –  solid pseudopapillary tumor –  dia­gnostics –  therapy –  endoscopic ultrasound –  fine‑ needle apiration bio­psy


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