Cyst on Pancreas?

Posted by faithann64 @faithann64, Feb 25, 2021

So recently i had a CT Abdomen Pelvis w/ Contrast and they found a cystic structure to arise on the Pancreas . Said it could represent a serous/mucinous neoplasm. Anyone knows what that means ??? Thank You. ( 57 year old male.)

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@jeanne5009

I'm not remembering if you still have a gall bladder? They will look at that too! They will figure it out for sure. Your endoscopy will help them. Keep us posted. Do you have a support person or persons? You likely won't need anyone but it is always good to have an advocate when you have surgery.

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Had my gallbladder removed years ago . Thank You for the advice. ..

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@faithann64

Thank You. I have constant stomach pain and back pain. Anything i eat is an issue. Problems with swallowing, bloating etc. I'm scheduled for upper endoscopy on April 9 2021. Hopefully they can get this figured out. No Fun.

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@faithann64

I'm glad to hear that you are having an upper endoscopy as well as an MRI. Did your doctor indicate if this would be an ultrasound upper endoscopy?

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@hopeful33250

@faithann64

I'm glad to hear that you are having an upper endoscopy as well as an MRI. Did your doctor indicate if this would be an ultrasound upper endoscopy?

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No he didn't ?

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@faithann64 it sound like they are following the same protocol they did with me in 2012. First blood work, CT scan, MRI, then endoscopy with mine it was with ultrasound and attempted biopsy.
Then came the appointment with answers and recommended plan to proceed with. You are your own best advocate, do your research and have your list of questions when you have your appointment to get the results.
Your in my prayers, we are here to support when needed.

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@wrolsen

@faithann64 it sound like they are following the same protocol they did with me in 2012. First blood work, CT scan, MRI, then endoscopy with mine it was with ultrasound and attempted biopsy.
Then came the appointment with answers and recommended plan to proceed with. You are your own best advocate, do your research and have your list of questions when you have your appointment to get the results.
Your in my prayers, we are here to support when needed.

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Thank You, I hope all is well with you.

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@wrolsen

@faithann64 it sound like they are following the same protocol they did with me in 2012. First blood work, CT scan, MRI, then endoscopy with mine it was with ultrasound and attempted biopsy.
Then came the appointment with answers and recommended plan to proceed with. You are your own best advocate, do your research and have your list of questions when you have your appointment to get the results.
Your in my prayers, we are here to support when needed.

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Do you mind me asking,, Was yours found random like mine on a CT ?? Did you have any symptoms ??

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Hello again @faithann64

Here is some information from Mayo Clinic about pancreatic cysts and the endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). If you are not sure whether your upcoming endoscopy will be an ultrasound you might consider calling your doctor to clarify. In my situation, because I previously had two surgeries for carcinoid cancer in the duodenal bulb, I insisted on the endoscopic ultrasound as the first doctor that I saw did not think it necessary. You, of course, should follow your own best judgment in this matter along with your physician's input.
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/art-for-healing/
Here is some more information from Cleveland Clinic. They also speak about endoscopic ultrasound.
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/14627-pancreatic-cysts-and-pseudocysts
I understand that your previous question about how the pancreatic cysts were found was directed to @wrolsen, however, my cysts were also found on a CT scan for another digestive issue and I was then told to follow up with an MRI.

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@hopeful33250

Hello again @faithann64

Here is some information from Mayo Clinic about pancreatic cysts and the endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). If you are not sure whether your upcoming endoscopy will be an ultrasound you might consider calling your doctor to clarify. In my situation, because I previously had two surgeries for carcinoid cancer in the duodenal bulb, I insisted on the endoscopic ultrasound as the first doctor that I saw did not think it necessary. You, of course, should follow your own best judgment in this matter along with your physician's input.
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/art-for-healing/
Here is some more information from Cleveland Clinic. They also speak about endoscopic ultrasound.
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/14627-pancreatic-cysts-and-pseudocysts
I understand that your previous question about how the pancreatic cysts were found was directed to @wrolsen, however, my cysts were also found on a CT scan for another digestive issue and I was then told to follow up with an MRI.

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Thank You, Did you also have any prior symptoms ?? And i hope all turned out ,,,ok for you. Thnks

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@faithann64

Do you mind me asking,, Was yours found random like mine on a CT ?? Did you have any symptoms ??

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It was found with test being done for something else.

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@faithann64

Thank You, Did you also have any prior symptoms ?? And i hope all turned out ,,,ok for you. Thnks

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@faithann64 You asked about prior symptoms before I learned about the pancreatic cysts. When these were found I had two previous cancer surgeries of the upper digestive tract for a rare form of cancer, carcinoid cancer. (Needless to say, the discovery of these cysts gave me a scare.)

No, symptoms with either cancer or for the pancreatic cysts have been evident to me. Since I had the EUS the cysts in the pancreas are monitored with MRIs and so far they remain stable and do not appear to be problematic.

I hope that this helps you.

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Dilatation of pancreatic duct

My husband has a possible pancreas cyst. How serious is this. Should we have a scope done

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@rynol

Dilatation of pancreatic duct

My husband has a possible pancreas cyst. How serious is this. Should we have a scope done

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Hi @rynol and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I can see you have a new worry and plenty of questions about your husband's potential cyst on the pancreas. Questions like
– how serious is this?
– Should he have a scope done?

You may have noticed that I moved your post to this existing discussion about pancreatic cysts. I did this so you can connect with other members who are asking similar questions like @faithann64 and yet other members who have been there @jeanne5009 @wrolsen @hopeful33250. Click VIEW & REPLY to scroll through the entire discussion, which is very informative.

@rynol, how was the possible cyst discovered? What follow-up tests have been suggested to confirm or rule out a cyst?

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