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World J Gastroenterol. Sep 14, 2021; 27(34): 5700-5714
Published online Sep 14, 2021. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v27.i34.5700
Updates in diagnosis and management of pancreatic cysts
Linda S Lee
Linda S Lee, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, United States
Author contributions: Lee LS is sole author of this review.
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Corresponding author: Linda S Lee, MD, Associate Professor, Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, United States.
Received: February 28, 2021
Peer-review started: February 28, 2021
First decision: April 18, 2021
Revised: May 14, 2021
Accepted: August 20, 2021
Article in press: August 20, 2021
Published online: September 14, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: Incidental pancreatic cysts are common, and some have malignant potential. magnetic resonance imaging of the pancreas should be used to risk stratify pancreatic cysts and decide whether patients may benefit from endoscopic ultrasound or surgical resection. Presumed low risk cysts should undergo surveillance unless the patient is not a surgical candidate or has a pseudocyst or serous cystadenoma. We discuss the approach to diagnosis and management of incidental pancreatic cysts.