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Prevalence of Pancreatic Cysts During Routine EUS

18 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Pancreatic Cysts

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Trial Information

Prevalence of Pancreatic Cysts During Routine EUS

Inclusion Criteria:

- The inclusion criteria included: patients >18 years old with decision making capacity
referred for EUS for any other indication other than the evaluation of a known
pancreatic cyst, solid mass, or suspected mass.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Any known history or evidence of the following from any previous imaging study:
pancreatic cyst, solid mass, suspected pancreatic mass, dilated main pancreatic duct

- Previous surgical resection of any portion of the upper GI tract such as Billroth II
that would not permit complete EUS exam of the pancreas

- Laboratory and/or clinical evidence of ongoing acute pancreatitis

- Previous pancreatic surgical resection

- Pregnancy

- Incarceration

- High risk for sedation

- Coagulopathy and/or thrombocytopenia

- The patients underwent a complete EUS examination of the pancreas.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Prevalence of Pancreatic Cysts During Routine EUS

Outcome Description:

Cross-sectional imaging identifies cystic neoplasms in up to 1.2% of the general population. However, data from an autopsy series reports pancreatic cysts in up to 24% of patients.EUS can identify small cysts that are not seen on CT scan, MRI or other cross sectional imaging we hypothesize that pancreatic cysts are present between 1.2 and 24% of the population, with rates varying by variables such as age and a previous diagnosis of pancreatitis. The purpose of this study is to identify the prevalence of pancreatic cysts in patients undergoing EUS for non-pancreatic indications .

Outcome Time Frame:

48 months

Safety Issue:



United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

September 2009

Completion Date:

September 2014

Related Keywords:

  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Pancreatic cysts incidentally found during EUS
  • Cysts
  • Pancreatic Cyst



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