Enucleation of Cystic Neoplasia of the Pancreas

Janak A. Parikh, C. Max Schmidt

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Cystic lesions of the pancreas are an increasingly recognized entity. The challenge becomes determining which patients will benefit from resection. Clinical decision making is further complicated by the relatively high morbidity of a formal anatomic pancreatic resection. Enucleation of pancreatic cystic lesions in select cases is effective with less perioperative morbidity than pancreatic resection. Furthermore, in highly selected patients, enucleation does not compromise local recurrence rates or long-term survival. Thus, enucleation may be an optimal approach in the management of some patients with pancreatic cystic lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPancreatic Cancer, Cystic Neoplasms and Endocrine Tumors
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis and Management
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781118307816
ISBN (Print)9780470673188
StatePublished - Apr 7 2015


  • Cystic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor
  • Enucleation
  • Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm
  • Mucinous cystic neoplasm
  • Pancreatic resection
  • Serous cystic neoplasm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Parikh, J. A., & Schmidt, C. M. (2015). Enucleation of Cystic Neoplasia of the Pancreas. In Pancreatic Cancer, Cystic Neoplasms and Endocrine Tumors: Diagnosis and Management (pp. 268-274). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118307816.ch38