Differential diagnosis

Historically, IPMNs and mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCNs) have been confused because they are both cystic and have a similar epithelial component. However IPMNs and MCNs are distinct entities and can be separated easily, because MCNs typically occur in women with a median age in the fifth decade, almost always are located in the tail or body of the pancreas, typically exhibit a thick wall with a cellular 'ovarian' stroma, and typically fail to communicate with the pancreatic duct system.

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