Multicenter ERCP experience with mucin producing and cystic pancreatic tumors

K. Gottlieb, S. Sherman, G. Lehman, J. Geenen, M. Schmalz, J. Goff, G. Aliperti, P. Tarnasky, S. Silvis, A. Lui, G. Elta

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Benign and malignant tumors of the pancreas which produce abundant mucus and/or have cystic components are uncommon. A large series detailing the ERCP findings with these lesions has not previously been reported. METHODS: The Midwest Pancreatobiliary Group is attempting to collect and analyze 100 such cases in hopes that all endoscopists performing ERCP will benefit from this collective data Case inclusion requires data collection via questionnaire which tallies clinical symptoms, ERCP, CT, and histologic findings, operative findings (if done), and follow-up RESULTS: To date, 43 cases have been collected Tumor types include: Intraductal papillary adenoma/carcinoma (mucinous duct ectasia), 22 cases; Mucinous cystadenoma/carcinoma, 13 cases; Serous cystadenoma, 7 cases, and Lymphosarcoma, 1 case. Limited ERCP data summary to date indicates: 1) main pancreatic duct cutoff, 22%, 2) cyst communication with main duct, 25%; 3) dilated main duct, 50%, 4) Filling defects in main duct, 56% SUMMARY: Data collection is ongoing. CONCLUSION: 1) Persons/centers wishing to receive questionnaires and/or contribute cases should contact Dr Klaus Gottlieb, Indiana University Medical Center, 2) Ultimately all ERCP pancreatobiliary endoscopists should benefit from this collective data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalGastrointestinal endoscopy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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    Gottlieb, K., Sherman, S., Lehman, G., Geenen, J., Schmalz, M., Goff, J., Aliperti, G., Tarnasky, P., Silvis, S., Lui, A., & Elta, G. (1996). Multicenter ERCP experience with mucin producing and cystic pancreatic tumors. Gastrointestinal endoscopy, 43(4).