Table 4 Characteristics of the nine patients with branch duct IPMNs with increased size of the dilated branch duct during follow-up
Patient numberAge* (years)SexLocationDilated branch ductDiameter of MPD (mm)Duration of follow-up (months)TreatmentHistology
Initial size (mm)Latest size (mm)
167MHead16353106Follow-up
274MBody1530359Follow-up
374MHead304010113Follow-up
476MBody–tail1626319Follow-up
576MHead2035392Follow-up
681FHead2137348Follow-up
755MBody1525879DPAdenoma
872MBody18281054DPAdenoma
952MHead3245814PpPDBorderline
  • *Age at initial diagnosis of branch duct IPMN

  • DP, distal pancreatectomy; F, female; IPMN, intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasm; M, male; PpPD, pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy.