Cystic lesions of the pancreas are a common entity with almost a 25% incidence of the general population. These types of lesions are being increasingly diagnosed partly explained due to the technological advances over the past years. The management and treatment varies per cyst type. However, the most threatening cyst lesions are intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs). These lesions represent nowadays a relatively new clinical entity and in many aspects remain poorly understood. The aim of this chapter is to provide a comprehensive review of the classification, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up strategy.
Part of the book: Challenges in Pancreatic Pathology