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I use the criteria from this excellent website for cyst monitoring. It is put together by a guy who was trained at Hopkins, and represents an international consortium of pancreatic cyst experts' recommendations.
Who is doing the monitoring now?
My father has a couple of cysts. We did the lab tests twice a year initially
(as recomended on the website), including CA19-9 and CEA. At that time
followed the cyst with MRCP, EUS, then MRCP Qyr and now spacing out as cysts
are stable. We still check CA19-9 and CEA every year, watch for new
symptoms, and will probably space MRCP to every 2 years.
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