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There is no range set for the word 'few'. When a radiologist uses the word 'few' and does not count the cysts it means that the number was too less, insignificant and not alarming.
I would suggest you to not loose sleep over anything unless your doctor is not worried.
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No, the cysts do not come and go. They can resolve or stay the same, they need to be kept under observation by annual CT scans to look for any changes. Yes, I do see these patients in my practice. Reassurance and watchful waiting is what we do in such cases.
You will need to consult your hepatobiliary surgeon or gastroenterologist to get all these queries answered, since, the answers vary from case to case, type of cysts, their serology, growth patterns, detailed history of the patient etc are all the variables that help generating an answer. There is no percentage or statistics that I can give you unless details are available, details that only your health care provider can know and can not be communicated on a website.
In my experience, benign pancreatic cysts stay benign 90 percent of the times and if the serology is negative for malignancy I usually want my patients to get a CT scan done every year and follow up with their reports.