Harvard Men's Health Watch
Should I be worried about a pancreatic cyst?
On call Q. I had a recent CT scan of my abdomen and was told I have a small pancreatic cyst. Should I be concerned? A. Cysts of the pancreas — the digestive organ that lies behind the stomach — are typically discovered by accident during a CT scan performed for other reasons. Although most pancreatic cysts are benign (noncancerous), some show features that are worrisome and require further evaluation.