The management of incidental pancreatic cysts seen on CT/MRI is based on the patient’s age, imaging features such as size and communication with the main pancreatic duct, and the fact that there is a slightly higher risk of developing pancreatic cancers in some of these patients (which arise separately from the cyst). You can read more details about the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommendations in the (paid-access) article here.
<1.5 cm Incidental Pancreatic Cyst:
1.5-2.5 cm sized Incidental Pancreatic Cyst:
>2.5 cm Incidental Pancreatic Cyst:
Incidental Pancreatic Cyst in >80 years Old Individual:
– Akshay Baheti, Tata Memorial Hospital
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