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Forum Name: Pancreatic Cancer

Question: polyps in the pancreas


 katemjohnson - Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:40 am

Hi I have just had an ultrasound which showed polyps in my pancreas. I have not been able to find any information on pancreatic polyps. Should I be worried??
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:38 pm

User avatar Hello,
This could be a form of pseudopancreatic cyst.

Pseudocysts are known to develop few weeks after an attack of acute pancreatitis, following trauma or in chronic pancreatitis due to many causes like post-infection or in alcoholics.

US and CT scans are of choice in diagnosis of such conditions.
Complete history and investigations are needed to exclude pancreatic tumors.

Please follow up with your doctor and keep us updated.
Best regards.

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