Cancer history: A predictor of IPMN subtype and dysplastic status?

Rosalie A. Carr, Brandon A. Kiel, Alexandra M. Roch, Eugene P. Ceppa, Michael G. House, Nicholas J. Zyromski, Attila Nakeeb, C. Max Schmidt

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Introduction: The aim of this study was to determine the association of PMH and FH of pancreatic (PDAC) and non-pancreatic cancers with IPMN malignant risk. Methods: A retrospective review of a prospective database of IPMN patients undergoing resection was performed to assess FH and PMH. Results: FH of PDAC was present in 13% of 362 included patients. Of these, 8% had at least one first degree relative (FDR) with PDAC. The rate of PDAC positive FH in non-invasive versus invasive IPMN patients was 14% and 8%, respectively (p = 0.3). In main duct IPMN patients, FH (44%) and PMH of non-pancreatic cancer (16%) was higher than that seen in branch duct IPMN (FH 29%; PMH 6%; p = 0.004 and 0.008). Conclusions: FH of PDAC is not associated with IPMN malignant progression. FH and PMH of non-pancreatic cancer is associated with main duct IPMN, the subtype with the highest rate of invasive transformation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)522-525
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2018


  • Family history
  • IPMN
  • Malignant progression
  • Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
  • Past medical history

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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