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World J Gastroenterol. Sep 14, 2015; 21(34): 9833-9837
Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.9833
International guidelines for the management of pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms
Brian KP Goh
Brian KP Goh, Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary and Transplant Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore 169856, Singapore
Brian KP Goh, Duke -National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, Singapore 169857, Singapore
Author contributions: Goh BKP contributed to this paper.
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Correspondence to: Brian KP Goh, MBBS, MMed, MSc, FRCS(Ed), FAMS, Associate Professor, Senior Consultant, Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary and Transplantation Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Academia, 20 College Road, Singapore 169856, Singapore. bsgkp@hotmail.com
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Received: January 28, 2015
Peer-review started: January 29, 2015
First decision: March 26, 2015
Revised: April 10, 2015
Accepted: June 10, 2015
Article in press: June 10, 2015
Published online: September 14, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Current guidelines of the management of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms are limited by the low positive predictive value resulting in many benign neoplasms being resected. Furthermore, despite a high negative predictive value, some malignant neoplasms may be missed based on these guidelines.