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What is Pancreatic Cyst?


A pancreatic cyst is a fluid-filled cavity that forms in the tissues of the pancreas. These cysts can be found in both adults and children.


  • Simple cysts
  • Pseudocysts
  • Serous cystadenomas
  • Mucinous cystadenomas


Symptoms of pancreatic cysts can vary depending on their size and location. However, common symptoms include pain and discomfort in the upper abdomen, nausea, vomiting, and changes in appetite.


The causes of pancreatic cysts can be diverse, including pancreatitis, trauma, genetic factors, and other diseases.


Diagnosis of pancreatic cysts usually involves ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI. Sometimes a biopsy may be required to determine the type of cyst.


Treatment for pancreatic cysts depends on their size, symptoms, and other factors. In some cases, surgical intervention is required, while in others, observation and monitoring are sufficient.


Specific methods of preventing pancreatic cysts are not known, but a healthy lifestyle and timely medical attention can help prevent potential complications.


Treatment and diagnosis of pancreatic cysts are conducted by a gastroenterologist or a surgeon.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.