Italian consensus guidelines for the diagnostic work-up and follow-up of cystic pancreatic neoplasms

Synopsis

This report contains clinically oriented guidelines for the diagnostic work-up and follow-up of cystic pancreatic neoplasms in patients fit for treatment. The statements were elaborated by working groups of experts by searching and analysing the literature, and then underwent a consensus process using a modified Delphi procedure. The statements report recommendations regarding the most appropriate use and timing of various imaging techniques and of endoscopic ultrasound, the role of circulating and intracystic markers and the pathologic evaluation for the diagnosis and follow-up of cystic pancreatic neoplasms. 

Keywords: neoplasms; cystic, mucinous and serous pancreatic cyst; pancreatic neoplasms; papillary mucinous neoplasms; fine needle aspiration; EUS-guided FNA; multidetector computed tomography; fluid carcinoembryonic antigen; positron emission tomography; on-site evaluation; endoscopic ultrasound; branch duct; serous cystadenoma

Available Languages

English

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Publishing organization(s):

ITALY (AIGO) Associazione Italiana Gastroenterologi ed Endoscopisti Digestivi Ospedalieri, ITALY (AIGO) Associazione Italiana Gastroenterologi ed Endoscopisti Digestivi Ospedalieri, Italian Association for the Study of the Pancreas (AISP)

Scientific area:

Pancreas, Cancer Treatment, Surgery, Endoscopy
 


This item can be cited as: Digestive and Liver Disease 46 (2014) 479–493, PMID 24809235

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Categorisation:

  • Format
    • Standards and Guidelines
  • Language
    • English
  • UEG Week Pathway
    • Digestive Oncology
    • Endoscopy
    • Pancreas
    • Surgery
  • Year
    • 2014