This study highlights a unique way to assess abdominal pain in patients with chronic pancreatitis; however, the practicality, both for the patient and the physician, may be challenging to incorporate into routine practice.
Based on the latest developments in diagnostic modalities and a review of current guidelines, including the AGA, The IAP, and the European Study Group on Cystic Tumors of the Pancreas (European), this report discussed recommendations for the diagnosis and management of pancreatic cystic neoplasms (PCN).
The researchers discussed the necessity of using a multidisciplinary approach, utilizing a specialized referral center with nutritionists, medical intensivists, procedural radiologists, advanced endoscopists, and pancreatic surgeons who have expertise treating patients with pancreatic necrosis in a multidisciplinary manner.
Most patients diagnosed with incidental pancreatic cysts receive no follow-up care despite multiple published guidelines recommending surveillance. However, a predictor of patients who receive surveillance shows they often follow the recommendation of radiology reports.