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Table 1 Data summary of 7 patients with IPMN undergoing magnetic resonance cholagiopancreatography (MRCP) and 18FDG-PET scan in the preoperative workup.

From: Possible additional value of 18FDG-PET in managing pancreas intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms: Preliminary results

Pt Data indicative of malignancy Therapy Final diagnosis
  MRCP PET   
1 POSITIVE POSITIVE Follow-up* Malignant
2 POSITIVE POSITIVE Total pancreatectomy Malignant
3 POSITIVE NEGATIVE Distal pancreatectomy Benign
4 POSITIVE NEGATIVE Distal pancreatectomy Benign
5 POSITIVE NEGATIVE Follow-up** (26 months) Benign
6 NEGATIVE NEGATIVE Follow-up (21 months) Benign
7 NEGATIVE NEGATIVE Follow-up (34 months) Benign
  1. * not operated for high surgical risk, dead for disease after 5 months
  2. ** not operated for high surgical risk