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World J Gastroenterol. Mar 21, 2020; 26(11): 1128-1141
Published online Mar 21, 2020. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v26.i11.1128
Similarities and differences in guidelines for the management of pancreatic cysts
Gandhi Lanke, Jeffrey H Lee
Gandhi Lanke, Jeffrey H Lee, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, United States
Author contributions: Lanke G composed and drafted the paper; Lee JH conceptualized, designed, revised,and edited the draft.
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Corresponding author: Jeffrey H Lee, MD, MPH, FACG, FASGE, AGAF President, Texas Society of President, Texas Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy (TSGE) Professor and Director, Advanced Endoscopy Program and Training Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, United States.
Received: December 6, 2019
Peer-review started: December 6, 2019
First decision: January 16, 2020
Revised: February 21, 2020
Accepted: March 1, 2020
Article in press: March 1, 2020
Published online: March 21, 2020
Core Tip

Core tip: The differentiation of mucinous and non-mucinous cysts is key in the effective management of pancreatic cysts. Thorough understanding of the absolute indications for surgery, the role of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration, cyst fluid analysis, imaging, and the guidelines for surveillance are important in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cysts. Patient-centered approach with a multidisciplinary team involving the surgeon, radiologist, pathologist, oncologist, and advanced endoscopist improves the management of pancreatic cysts.