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What is a? Multi cystic pancreas?

What is a? Multi cystic pancreas?

May be IPMN: Multiple cystic lesions in the pancreas may represent a relatively rare condition called ipmn. Imaging can clarify the suspicion of ipmn, but sometimes endoscopy with a sampling of the fluid is necessary. It they represent ipmn, some surveillance program is recommended and depending on the size and pattern of spread within the pancreas, surgery may be warranted. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What is a multi-cystic pancreas?

What is a multi-cystic pancreas?

Unclear, but...: It can be use to describe pancreas with multiple cysts. Cysts can be benign (usually single, located in the head and containing serous fluid in multiloculated lesions) or pre malignant (large ipmns, mutinous cysts in tail of pancreas). Or even frankly malignant (cystic cystadenocarcinomas). A pancreas cyst should always be evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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How harmful are two pancreatic cysts?

How harmful are two pancreatic cysts?

Too many: Variables to give you an exact answer. Probably relatively benign, but you need to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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How horrible are two pancreatic cysts?

How horrible are two pancreatic cysts?

About: About twice as horrible as one pancreatic cyst. ;-)
Just kidding. Not enough information. Do you have a history of pancreatitis? Pancreatic surgery or injury? Any pain in the back?
How was the cyst diagnosed? Probably either CT or U/S. What prompted the imaging study? ...Read more

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How & when can you get pancreas cyst? What age? What are the symptoms?

How & when can you get pancreas cyst? What age? What are the symptoms?

Any age: Some cysts are present at birth and some result from inflammation of the pancreas. There are usually no symptoms related to the cyst. ...Read more

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How are pancreatic cysts and pseudocysts typically treated?

How are pancreatic cysts and pseudocysts typically treated?

Varies: The treatment varies depending on if it is a cyst of pseudocyst. Very large pseudocysts that have been there for awhile, and are causing symptoms can be drained. This is done with surgery. Small pseudocysts or ones that aren't causing problems are usually watched. Young pseudocysts are watched because sometimes they go away or shrink and also the wall of young pseudocysts... ...Read more

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Can a pre cancerous pancreatic cyst pe treated with ETOH injection?

Can a pre cancerous pancreatic cyst pe treated with ETOH injection?

No: Ethanol injections have been used in small liver lesions and occassionally other isolated but small tumors with questionable advantage. Injecting into a pancreatic cyst might induce an inflammatory process leading to pancreatitis. If the cyst is small and precancerous, excision is the optimum approach. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about what to do about a cyst in the tail of the pancreas?

Can you tell me about what to do about a cyst in the tail of the pancreas?

Tail: I have to presume that some study was done to document a cyst at the tail of your pancreas.
Surely your doctor or the doctor who did the study would tell you what that meant.

If indeed you have not been told, ask for the answer and don't be shy. It is your body. ...Read more

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What chances 33 y/o male has cystic fibrosisis? I do have a child & I never had breathing issues or pancreatic insufficiency, issues. Only sinusitis.

What chances 33 y/o male has cystic fibrosisis? I do have a child & I never had breathing issues or pancreatic insufficiency, issues. Only sinusitis.

CF DX: There are only about 18 cases of "Late diagnosis CF" in Canada each year : http://www. Cysticfibrosis. Ca/about-cf/living-with-cystic-fibrosis/adults/late-diagnosis/
If concerned Drs. Do a sweat test.
Genetic testing will also answer your concerns and tell you about carrier status too. See www. Cff. Org/What-is-CF/Testing/Carrier-Testing-for-CF/
Is there CF in your family? ...Read more

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How they remove a cyst on the pancreas called insulinoma?

How they remove a cyst on the pancreas called insulinoma?

Insulinoma or Cyst?: These are 2 different entities. Cysts are typically fluid filled benign growths that rarely require any intervention unless they are growing. Insulinoma is more serious as it is a solid tumor/growth which produces excess of Insulin which can cause serious problems due to low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). So try to find out which of these two diagnoses you likely have. Good luck. ...Read more

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Where to start if I came from puerto rico to miami to get precancerous pancreatic cyst surgery?

Depends where: Pancreatic cystic neoplasms are either located in the head or tail of the pancreas. This may require a whipple procedure or just a removal of the tail of the gland depending on location. Different cystic neoplasms may have different risks of cancer and recurrence, but because the harm of pancreatic cancer is so great, surgery may be worth it for you if you are a healthy individual! ...Read more

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I have had chronic pancreatitis for 2 years. It is not hereditary, not an alcoholic. 8 attacks I have 2 cysts on my pancreas. What are my options?

I have had chronic pancreatitis for 2 years. It is not hereditary, not an alcoholic. 8 attacks I have 2 cysts on my pancreas. What are my options?

Depends: On cause of the cysts (post pancreatitis are benign) and evolution/size. If true cysts, size over 3cm or central location in pancreas are worrisome. Could be premalignant. As for the cause of pancreatitis, look for stones or congenital issues such as pancreas divi sum. Hope this helps :). ...Read more

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What's the treatment for a gallbladder sludge and inflamed pancreas? Did the cyst in my liver come from the gallbladder sludge?

What's the treatment for a gallbladder sludge and inflamed pancreas? Did the cyst in my liver come from the gallbladder sludge?

Pancreatitis may be: Pancreatitis may be secondary to gallbladder sludge. Consider cholecystectomy to prevent future pancreatitis which can be very serious. The liver cyst is unlikely to be related. ...Read more

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What is the protocol for 2mm pancreatic cyst? Had MRI one year ago.

What is the protocol for 2mm pancreatic cyst? Had MRI one year ago.

A repeat study now: Cysts in the abdominal organs are common and fairly harmless.
if you are concerned, you should discuss it with your doctor who ordered the MRI last year. A repeat MRI done now will put the issue to rest. ...Read more

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I have a pancreatic cyst that doctors believe is a pseudocyst yet I've had it for a long time, had it drained & it came back, should I be concerned?

Pancreatic Cysts: Pancreatic pseudocysts normally occur after a bout of pancreatitis. Most of them resolve on their own after a period of about six weeks or so. For those that don't resolve on their own surgery may be required. However, it is not advisable to simply drain a pancreatic cyst or pseudocyst as recurrence rates are high and it also increases the chance of infection. You should see a hepatobiliary surgeo. ...Read more

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Can cystic fibrosis affect the pancreas more than the lungs?

Can cystic fibrosis affect the pancreas more than the lungs?

Yes: The disease can manife st itself in various different ways. ...Read more

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Soldesam can be user for cyst? It is a cyst between pancreas and stomach

Soldesam can be user for cyst? It is a cyst between pancreas and stomach

Soldesam?: Hello ~ this is a STEROID preparation, either dexamethazone, or betamethazone. Steroids can be used in many places for many things but I cant think if a cyst between the stomach and pancreas being one of them and pancreatic pseudocysts are not treated with steroid. Ask the prescriber thanks ...Read more

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For what reasons might the pancreas get blocked by mucus in cystic fibrosis patients?

For what reasons might the pancreas get blocked by mucus in cystic fibrosis patients?

Thick: The secretions in cystic fibrosis are more viscous (thicker) than normal and interfere with normal drainage resulting in blockages of the bronchial tubes of the lung with resultant pneumonia and lung injury. Similar issues involve the pancreas. Newborns with the disease frequently have difficulty passing their bowel movements. ...Read more

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How do u know of you have a cyst on the pancreas? Pain above belly button after eatings, spams, s/p pancreatitis

How do u know of you have a cyst on the pancreas? Pain above belly button after eatings, spams, s/p pancreatitis

Cyst: You need to see a pancreas doctor who will order labs and imaging such as MRI or ct. He will then decide the next step which could be eus to sample the cyst. ...Read more

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What is, or could be, a 1cm possible cystic lesion on head of pancreas verses dilated distal common duct? Should I be worried?

At your age, no: Lesions on the pancreas can be serious, but in young people are usually not. It may be a cyst or may be a dilated common bile duct due to an obstruction such as a gallstone. You should not be too worried, but you do need to get it further evaluated, usually with an endoscopic ultrasound exam or a repeat scan. ...Read more

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What makes my stomach tight feel like knots in it. And the bottom is not hard. Its sponge? Can you feel cyst that are on your pancreas

What makes my stomach tight feel like knots in it. And the bottom is not hard. Its sponge? Can you feel cyst that are on your pancreas

See your doctor: Pain in the abdomen can be caused by many things. Most of time it is not serious but it can be very difficult to find out what is wrong. I recommend seeing a doctor. Your doctor will need much more detailed information and a physicial exam to give you an answer.
A cyst on the pancreas might be felt but it would have to be fairly large. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more