Diagnosis and surveillance of incidental pancreatic cystic lesions: 2017 consensus recommendations of the Korean society of abdominal radiology

Korean Society of Abdominal Radiology

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    Abstract

    The occurrence of incidentally detected pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs) is continuously increasing. Radiologic examinations including computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging with magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography have been widely used as the main diagnostic and surveillance methods for patients with incidental PCLs. Although most incidentally detected PCLs are considered benign, they have the potential to become malignant. Currently, we have several guidelines for the management of incidental PCLs. However, there is still debate over proper management, in terms of accurate diagnosis, optimal follow-up interval, and imaging tools. Because imaging studies play a crucial role in the management of incidental PCLs, the 2017 consensus recommendations of the Korean Society of Abdominal Radiology for the diagnosis and surveillance of incidental PCLs approved 11 out of 16 recommendations. Although several challenges remain in terms of optimization and standardization, these consensus recommendations might serve as useful tools to provide a more standardized approach and to optimize care of patients with incidental PCLs.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)542-557
    Number of pages16
    JournalKorean journal of radiology
    Volume20
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019 Apr

    Keywords

    • Computed tomography
    • Consensus
    • Cysts
    • Magnetic resonance imaging
    • Pancreas

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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