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What is a multi-cystic pancreas?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Lots of cysts
This is simply a descriptive term reporting that the pancreas has many cysts throughout it.
Cysts are generally benign fluid filled pockets that are benign. However, some kinds of pancreatic cysts can be associated with cancer. Often suspicious cysts will be sampled through an endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspiration to assess this cancer risk.

In brief: Lots of cysts
This is simply a descriptive term reporting that the pancreas has many cysts throughout it.
Cysts are generally benign fluid filled pockets that are benign. However, some kinds of pancreatic cysts can be associated with cancer. Often suspicious cysts will be sampled through an endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspiration to assess this cancer risk.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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