• My MRI: "2.5 cm uncomplicated sidebranch IPMN vs periampullary duodenal diverticulum" Anyone similar prior to Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis?

    Asked by Painter on Monday, December 24, 2012

    My MRI: "2.5 cm uncomplicated sidebranch IPMN vs periampullary duodenal diverticulum" Anyone similar prior to Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis?

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      carm

      I don't know if anyone answered your question, but I am an oncology nurse and either diagnosis is really subdued. Duodenal diverticulum is an out-pocket that formed along the small intestine and can get infected if food gets caught in it, and an IPMN is an intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm. IPMNs tend to have a history of being a relatively benign lesions. Docs usually do a watchful wait or conservative follow-up if the lesion does not appear to be worrisome ( larger than 3 cm, intramural nodules, or dilated pancreatic duct). I hope everything is well with you, Carm RN

      about 4 years ago

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