Predicting dysplasia and invasive carcinoma in intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas: development of a preoperative nomogram.Ann Surg Oncol 2013; 20(13):4348-55AS
Clinical decision making for patients with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN) of the pancreas is challenging. Even with strict criteria for resection, most resected lesions lack high-grade dysplasia (HGD) or invasive carcinoma.
We evaluated patients who underwent resection of histologically confirmed IPMN and had preoperative imaging available for review. A hepatobiliary radiologist blinded to histopathologic subtype reviewed preoperative imaging and recorded cyst characteristics. Patients with mixed-type IPMN were grouped with main-duct lesions for this analysis. Based on an ordinal logistic regression model, we devised two independent nomograms to predict the findings of adenoma, high-grade dysplasia (HGD-CIS), and invasive carcinoma, separately in both main and branch-duct IPMN. Bootstrap validation was used to evaluate the performance of these models, and a concordance index was derived from this internal validation.
There were 219 patients who met criteria for this study. Branch-duct IPMN (bdIPMN) comprised 56 % of the resected lesions. The proportion of HGD-CIS was 15 % for bdIPMN and 33 % for main-duct lesions (mdIPMN); P = 0.003. Invasive carcinoma was identified in 15 % of bdIPMN and 41 % of main-duct lesions (P < 0.001). On multivariate regression, patient gender, history of prior malignancy, presence of solid component, and weight loss were found to be significantly associated with the ordinal outcome for patients with mdIPMN and built into the nomogram (concordance index 0.74). For patients with bdIPMN weight loss, solid component, and lesion diameter were associated with the outcome; (concordance index 0.74).
Based on the analysis of patients selected for resection, two nomograms were created that predict a patient's individual likelihood of harboring HGD or invasive malignancy in radiologically diagnosed IPMN. External validation is ongoing.