Table IIICharacteristics of cystic neoplasms of the pancreas

MCNSerous CystadenomaIPMT
Sex> 80% female> 80% female> 50% male
PresentationMass, PainMass, PainPancreatitis
LocationBody and tailBody and tailHead
CT Findings:
ERCP Findings:
Duct displacementYYN
Duct DilationNNY
Filling defectsNNY
Duct-cyst communicationNNY
Patulous ampulla with mucinNNY
Malignant PotentialYNY
TreatmentResectionMay observeResection

From: Cystic tumors of the pancreas

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