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Revista médica de Chile

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BUTTE, Jean M et al. Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2008, vol.136, n.4, pp.517-527. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872008000400014.

Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas is characterized by a dilatation of the main pancreatic duct and/or secondary ducts, mucin production and the absence of ovarian ¡ike struma. The symptoms are non-specific and often the diagnosis is incidental. The treatment of choice is surgery, since these tumors may become malignant. The prognosis depends on the type of lesion, whether the excision is complete and lymph node involvement. The aim of this review is to analyze the clinical, diganostic, therapeutic and pathological characteristics of this disease

Keywords : Carcinoma, pancreatic, ductal; Pancreatic neoplasms.

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