What is the prognosis for someone who has pancreatic cysts and pseudocysts?

Pseudocysts should be drained when they are causing symptoms. Some cysts require surgical removal if there is a concern for cancer or a precancerous condition.

In most cases, the prognosis is good for people who undergo treatment for pancreatic cysts and pseudocysts.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 07/29/2014.

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