Pancreatic cystic neoplasms: usually incidental, rarely incident

Eric J. Duell


There are over 20 different types of cystic lesions of the pancreas, most of which are benign (1). The four most common pancreatic cysts with neoplastic potential are serous cystadenoma (SCA), solid pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN), mucinous cystic neoplasm (MCN), and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN).