Clinical implications of multidisciplinary team pancreatic cyst evaluation

Marie Ingemann Pedersen, Lars Peter Skovgaard Larsen, Jakob Kirkegård, Jacob Nygaard, Peter Kissmeyer, Frank Viborg Mortensen, Anders R Knudsen

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INTRODUCTION. The detection of incidental pancreatic cysts (PCs) is increasing due to frequent use of imaging. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinical consequences of regular multidisciplinary team (MDT) conferences for patients with PCs. METHODS. All patient data were obtained by review of patient medical records. PCs were assessed at the weekly MDT in accordance with the revised Fukuoka guidelines. RESULTS. A total of 455 patients were evaluated within 12 months. A large proportion of the cysts could not be characterised and was handled as branch duct (BD)-intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasia (IPMN). A total of 245 patients were included in a follow-up programme, whereas 175 patients were excluded. Further diagnostic work-up was recommended for 31 patients. A total of 66 patients were reviewed on MDT a second time during the study period, eight of whom received a diagnosis different from that given at the first MDT. A total of 35 patients with mucinous PC or cysts treated as BD-IPMN had either worrisome features (WF) or high-risk stigmata (HRS), four of these patients had a PC ≤ 10 mm. Indication for surgery was WF or HRS and, in the course of 12 months, six patients were recommended surgery taking their PS into account. Two patients had a malignant and two had a premalignant lesion. CONCLUSION. In all, 455 patients were evaluated to find 35 patients with suspected premalignant PCs. This means that almost 8% of the referred patients had suspicious lesions, which indicates a need for a regular MDT conference.

TidsskriftDanish Medical Journal
Antal sider10
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2023


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