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Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 411–413 | Cite as

Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms

  • Carlos Fernández-del CastilloEmail author
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Abstract

Mucinous cystic neoplasms of the pancreas are uncommon tumors of the pancreas that occur predominantly in middle-aged women and almost exclusively in the body and tail of the pancreas. They are lined by a mucinous epithelium that can exhibit varying grades of dysplasia and are surrounded by a characteristic ovarian-like stroma. Surgery is the treatment of choice, and prognosis is excellent in the absence of invasive carcinoma.

Keywords

Mucinous cystic neoplasm Ovarian stroma Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pancreas Surgery Program, Massachusetts General HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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