Background: Patients with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) are at risk for invasive pancreatic cancer. We aim to characterize the impact of smoking on IPMN malignant progression. Methods: Patients undergoing pancreatic resection for IPMN (1991-2015) were retrospectively reviewed using a prospectively collected database. Results: Of 422 patients identified, 324 had complete data for analysis; 55% were smokers. Smoking status did not impact IPMN malignant progression (smokers/non-smokers: 22%/18% invasive grade; p = 0.5).Smokers were younger than non-smokers at the time of IPMN diagnosis (63 versus 68 years; p = 0.001). This association also held in the invasive IPMN subgroup (65 versus 72 years, p = 0.01). Despite this observation, rate of symptoms at diagnosis, cancer stage, and median survival were the same between smokers and non-smokers. Conclusion: Although smoking is not associated with IPMN malignant progression, invasive IPMN is diagnosed at a younger age in smokers. These data suggest tobacco exposure may accelerate IPMN malignant progression.
- Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN)
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