Serous Cystic Neoplasm: Do We Have to Wait Till It Causes Trouble?.
Ho Kyoung Hwang ; Young Eun Chung ; Woo Jung Lee ; Chang Moo Kang ; Hye Jin Choi ; Jung Yub Park ; Hyun Ki Kim
Korean Journal Of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery (한국간담췌외과학회지), Vol.15(2) : 134~138, 2011
Korean Journal Of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery (한국간담췌외과학회지)
Serous cystic neoplasm (SCN) of the pancreas is considered a benign tumor with almost no malignant potential. Most surgeons agree that asymptomatic SCN requires only regular observation. However, several complexities and interference with organ preservation during the operation, may develop when a huge symptomatic tumor is treated with surgery. So, the purpose of this study is to develop a potential management plan based on a literature review and by describing three recent cases of SCN of the pancreas. We suggest that SCNs be responded to with a timely and appropriate surgical intervention - before they require clinical attention