Patient Comments: Pancreatic Cysts - Diagnosis

How were your pancreatic cysts diagnosed?

Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 09

MRI but likely due to gallstones. Had gallbladder removed and have had 1 follow up MRI to see if cysts changed in size. They didn't and have follow up for 2011 to see if any changes. 48 year old female.

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Comment from: CU812, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 14

My pancreatic cysts were diagnosed through a stomach ultrasound.

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Comment from: Laura, Female (Patient) Published: January 21

I was diagnosed with a 5 mm side branch I.P.M.N. as an incidental finding. I had EUS which showed very auspicious specimen with rare benign cells. I was wondering how often to have it checked and am confused as to what to do as a result of different answers from different physicians, all the way from once a year to never.

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Comment from: Bob, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 21

My wife's pancreatic cysts were diagnosed via CT Scan.

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Comment from: Gingerbread1275, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 30

Mine was through an abdominal CT scan done because of abnormal blood work results for liver and alkaline photophase as well as intermittent diarrhea (usually when I eat rich or greasy foods which isn't often).

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Comment from: nurse1, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 05

Recently had coronary angioplasty and had 3 stents. Then, had 3 episodes of what has now been diagnosed as ischemic colitis. During CT for diagnosing apparent colitis, the cyst was identified and then documented by MRI.

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Comment from: Steve, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 20

My pseudo cyst was found during a follow-up CT scan of an adrenal adenoma. This was 10 months after my acute pancreatitis and 8 months after an adrenal MRI that did not indicate a pseudo cyst. My doctor indicated that I would have a follow-up CT in 6 months for the pseudo cyst and adrenal adenoma. The pseudo cyst is 3 by 4 cm and was not causing any symptoms.

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Comment from: fiddlesticks, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 29

I just found out today that a ct scan for another issue revealed a cyst or some other abnormality in/on my pancreas. I am scheduled for a MRCP for further diagnostics. So no more googling. It's only depressing.

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