Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas–epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis, and management

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Abstract

Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) is one of the most common cystic neoplasms of the pancreas. It is a heterogeneous disease and can be divided into ductal types and morphological subtypes. The incidence of IPMN is increasing, likely due to the widespread use of cross-sectional imaging and a growing elderly population. IPMN poses an increasing demand on the health care system. Current guidelines provide indications for surgery and recommendations for surveillance, but management of IPMN is still challenging in routine clinical practice. In this article, we review current knowledge about IPMN and provide future directions for improving diagnosis and management.

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  • Skåne University Hospital
Research areas and keywords

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  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Keywords

  • diagnosis, epidemiology, IPMN, pathogenesis, risk factors, treatment
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)803-815
Number of pages13
JournalScandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume52
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 3
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes