This study aims to evaluate the well-being of patients with main duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (MD-IPMNs) or mixed type IPMNs (mixed-IPMNs) of the pancreas.Methods
Twenty-two patients with MD/mixed-IPMNs of the pancreas were studied, and an equal number of patients having branch duct IPMNs (BD-IPMNs) were used as controls. The short form (SF) -12 Health Survey, State Trait Anxiety Inventory Y-1 and Y-2, General Health Questionnaire, and Beck Depression Inventory II were used to evaluate the quality of life once a year for 2 consecutive years.Results
At basal evaluation, the SF-12 Health Survey questionnaire administered to the 44 patients showed that the values of the physical component and mental component scores were similar between the 2 groups of patients studied. The State Trait Anxiety Inventory Y-1 and Y-2, General Health Questionnaire, and Beck Depression Inventory II scores were also similar in the 2 groups at basal evaluation. No differences were found between MD/mixed-IPMNs and BD-IPMNs at the 1-year and the 2-year evaluations.Conclusions
The well-being of patients with MD/mixed-IPMNs did not differ as compared with patients with BD-IPMNs.