Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Pancreatic Cyst Ablation

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Pancreatic cystic neoplasms represent a wide spectrum of invariably benign to precancerous and malignant tumors. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided pancreatic cyst ablation with ethanol and/or paclitaxel offers a nonoperative treatment for patients refusing or not eligible for surgery. Histopathology after resection in these patients has shown variable degrees of cyst epithelial ablation ranging from 0% to 100%. Future research investigating the safety of this procedure, modifications of reported ablation techniques, choice and number of the lavage agents used, and criteria to optimize selection of the appropriate pancreatic cysts for treatment is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-302
Number of pages12
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012


  • Ablation
  • Cyst
  • Endoscopic ultrasonography
  • Ethanol
  • Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm
  • Mucinous cystic neoplasm
  • Paclitaxel
  • Pancreas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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