Italian consensus guidelines for the diagnostic work-up and follow-up of cystic pancreatic neoplasms.

Published on Jun 1, 2014in Digestive and Liver Disease3.57
· DOI :10.1016/J.DLD.2013.12.019
Elisabetta Buscarini42
Estimated H-index: 42
Raffaele Pezzilli54
Estimated H-index: 54
+ 54 AuthorsAlessandro Zambelli26
Estimated H-index: 26
This report contains clinically oriented guidelines for the diagnostic work-up and follow-up of cystic pancreatic neoplasms in patients fit for treatment. The statements were elaborated by working groups of experts by searching and analysing the literature, and then underwent a consensus process using a modified Delphi procedure. The statements report recommendations regarding the most appropriate use and timing of various imaging techniques and of endoscopic ultrasound, the role of circulating and intracystic markers and the pathologic evaluation for the diagnosis and follow-up of cystic pancreatic neoplasms.
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