Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas: A Descriptive study

Mohan, Mathew John (2009) Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas: A Descriptive study. Masters thesis, Christian Medical College, Vellore.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To review our experience with cystic neoplasms of the pancreas at the Christian Medical College and hospital, Vellore during the period January 2001 to November 2008. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Methods: A retrospective review of the medical records of patients who underwent operative therapy for cystic neoplasms of the pancreas at the Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore from January 2001 through November 2008 was conducted. Medical records were examined for presenting signs and symptoms, diagnostic modalities, laboratory values, surgical procedure, pathologic features, and postoperative complications. Data was entered into a standard proforma and analyzed. Study design: Retrospective review. Exclusion criteria: 1. Pancreatic pseudocyst, 2. Solid tumors of the pancreas. RESULTS: A total of 27 patients were identified who underwent operative therapy for pancreatic cystic neoplasms. Most were female (93%). CONCLUSIONS: 1. Cystic neoplasms of pancreas are relatively rare tumors, predominantly seen in the female population in the 4th to 5th decades of life. 2. Clinical presentation is non-specific and CT scan abdomen is the imaging modality of choice to diagnose these lesions. 3. Given the relatively late presentation of our subset of patients, nonoperative management is usually not an option. 4. The extent of resection depends on the histological subtype of the lesions, but recurrence is rare and the prognosis is uniformly good.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cystic Neoplasms ; Pancreas ; Descriptive study.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Surgery
Depositing User: Devi S
Date Deposited: 04 May 2018 03:50
Last Modified: 04 May 2018 03:50
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/7431

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