• cancer
  • Although intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms are benign tumors, they can progress to pancreatic cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • medical citation needed] Pathologists classify intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) into two broad groups - those that are associated with an invasive cancer and those that are not associated with an invasive cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients with a surgically resected intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm without an associated invasive cancer have an excellent prognosis (>95% will be cured), while patients with a surgically resected intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm with an associated invasive cancer have a worse prognosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms without an associated invasive cancer can be further subcategorized into three groups. (wikipedia.org)