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    Should non-cancerous pancreatic cysts be removed?

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Posted on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 in Abdominal Pain
Question: Should non-cancerous pancreatic cysts be removed?
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Do you have any symptoms?

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for this query.

For this cyst to be removed, there must be a reason why. If it causes no pain or any other symptoms and poses no threat to neighboring structures, there is no need removing it for the pleasure of doing so. However, if you have bothersome symptoms or it compromises the well functioning of other neighboring structure, it should be removed. Talk to you surgeon and ask hi what the exact reasons for considering removal are and make sure you get the right information before accepting or declining.

I hope this helps and offer information on how to address this problem. Feel free to request for more information and clarifications if need be. I wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah 1 hour later
Are these cysts considered a likely spot for a cancer to develop?
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
No

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

A cyst would not transform into cancer. It is not a spot for a cancer to develop from.

I wish you well.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Dr. Chobufo Ditah

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