|Location||Anywhere||Primarily body and tail||Head, body and tail|
|EUS features||Primarily unilocular, anechoic or contains debris||Unilocular or oligolocular||Multiple cysts communicating with pancreatic duct, dilated pancreatic duct|
|Cystic fluid analysis||CEA||Low||High||High|
|Amylase||High||Usually low but may be high||High|
|Cytology||Inflammatory cells||Extracellular mucin, mucinous epithelial cells and atypical cells may be seen||Extracellular mucin, mucinous epithelial cells and atypical cells may be seen|
CEA, carcinoembryonic antigen; EUS, endoscopic ultrasound; IPMN, intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm; MCN, mucinous cystic neoplasm.