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Prevalence and clinical significance of pancreatic cysts associated with cysts in other organs.
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PMID:  21680268     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Von Hippel-Lindau disease is associated with serous cysts in the pancreas and kidneys. In this study we determined the prevalence of pancreatic cysts occurring concurrently with other abdominal cysts and tested the hypothesis that these patients might represent a forme fruste of Von Hippel-Lindau disease and be more likely to be serous cysts. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients undergoing endoscopic ultrasound of pancreatic cysts. RESULTS: A total of 156 patients were included in the study. Eighty-five patients (54.8%) had cyst(s) in the pancreas and at least one other intra-abdominal cyst. These cysts included 24 (27.9%) serous cysts, 30 (34.9%), mucinous cysts, 6 (7%) adenocarcinoma and 25 (29.4%) unknowns. Seventy-one patients (45.2%) had isolated pancreatic cysts. These included 17 (23.9%) serous cysts, 28 (39.5%) mucinous cysts, 4 (5.6%) adenocarcinoma and 22 (31%) unknowns. The odds of serous cysts with concurrent extra-pancreatic and pancreatic cysts compared to odds of serous cysts with pancreatic cysts alone were 1.3 (95% CI: 0.6-2.9). CONCLUSIONS: Pancreatic cysts are associated with cysts in other abdominal organs in 54.8% patients. The prevalence of serous cysts was not higher amongst individuals with multiple organ cysts compared to those with only pancreatic cysts.
Deepak Agrawal; Santo S Maimone; Richard C K Wong; Gerard Isenberg; Ashley Faulx; Amitabh Chak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-3562     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
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Created Date:  2011-6-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100958385     Medline TA:  Dig Liver Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Editrice Gastroenterologica Italiana S.r.l. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
University Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, United States.
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