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Diagnosis and management of pancreatic cystic neoplasms
  1. Mathew James Keegan1,2,
  2. Bharat Paranandi3
  1. 1 Gastroenterology, Northern Beaches Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  2. 2 Department of Gastroenterology, Peninsula Gastroenterology, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  3. 3 Gastroenterology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bharat Paranandi, Gastroenterology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK; b.paranandi{at}


This review outlines the current classification of pancreatic cystic lesions, with a particular emphasis on pancreatic cystic neoplasms (PCNs). It will describe the diagnostic approach to PCNs, with reference to clinicopathological features, cross-sectional radiology and endoscopic ultrasound. This review will conclude with an evidence-based discussion of the management of PCNs focused on recent clinical guidelines.

  • pancreatic disease
  • pancreatic tumours
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  • Contributors Research, tables and manuscript draft: MJK. Contribution to manuscript revisions and figures: MJK and BP.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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