The Dilemma of Incidentally Discovered Pancreatic Lesions (No CME)

Session Description

The widespread use of cross-sectional imaging (ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)) has led to an explosion in the discovery of asymptomatic pancreatic lesions over the past two decades the pancreatic incidentaloma. This panel will focus on the evaluation of incidentally discovered pancreatic lesions cystic (mutinous and serous lesions, intraductal pancreatic mutinous neoplasms true cysts, and pseudocysts) and solid lesions (pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors). Selection criteria for observation, interventional evaluation, and surgical management will be discussed.

Course Outline

  • Introduction and Overview    
    Peter Allen; David Kooby
  • A Primer to Understanding Pancreatic Lesions on CT and MRI
    Aarti Sekhar, MD, Atlanta, GA
  • Risk Assessment: Who and How 
    Maria C. Russell, MD, FACS, Atlanta, GA
  • Making Sense of Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms (IPMN) 
    Syed A. Ahmad, MD, FACS, Cincinnati, OH
  • Small Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: To Cut or Not to Cut
    Ajay V. Maker, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL
  • Case Presentations: Pancreatic Incidentalomas    
    David Kooby, MD

Target Audience

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Residents

Learning Objectives

  • Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve their surgical practice
  • Adapt concepts and quality measures in support of research advancements
  • Enhance the quality of patient care


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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.00 Certificate of Completion
  • 0.00 Self Assessment Credit
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Disclosure Information


In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website:


The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during a activity, please report it on the evaluation. 

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Faculty and Disclosures

Aarti Sekhar, MD - No Disclosures
Maria C. Russell, MD, FACS - No Disclosures
Syed A. Ahmad, MD, FACS - No Disclosures
Ajay V. Maker, MD, FACS - No Disclosures
David Kooby, MD  - No Disclosures

Program Committee and Disclosures

CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - No Disclosures
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - No Disclosures


David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - No Disclosures
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - No Disclosures
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - No Disclosures
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - No Disclosures
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - No Disclosures
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - No Disclosures
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - No Disclosures
David A. Spain, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures

Ex- Officios

Mary T. Hawn, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - No Disclosures


Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), Houston, TX - No Disclosures
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - No Disclosures
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - No Disclosures
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - No Disclosures
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded.

This educational activity is not eligible for CME or CE credits.

Available Credit

  • 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.00 Certificate of Completion
  • 0.00 Self Assessment Credit
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