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Question 4#

A pancreatic cystic neoplasms that is <3 cm, has atypical cells present, and has a solid component:

a. Requires a repeat CT scan in 3 to 6 months
b. Requires a repeat CT scan in 1 year
c. Requires continued observation
d. Requires resection

Correct Answer is D

Comment:

Algorith m for management of pancreatic cystic neoplasms:

CEA = carcinoembryonic antigen; CT = computed tomography; ERCP = endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; EUS = endoscopic ultrasound; FNA = fine-needle aspiration; Hx = history; IPMN = intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas; MCN = mucinous cystic neoplasm; mo = month (s); MRCP = magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography; y = year(s).