Uncommon pancreatic tumors and pseudotumors

Neeraj Lalwani, Lorenzo Mannelli, Dhakshina Moorthy Ganeshan, Alampady K. Shanbhogue, Manjiri K. Dighe, Hina Arif Tiwari, Suresh Maximin, Serena Monti, Monica Ragucci, Srinivasa R. Prasad

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Abstract

A heterogeneous group of uncommon neoplastic and non-neoplastic pancreatic pathologies exists that can mimic pancreatic adenocarcinoma. These “imitators” are unique and may demonstrate characteristic clinical and imaging features. Imaging characteristics of some of these diverse lesions are not well described in the literature, and erroneous diagnoses of these entities as pancreatic carcinoma may be responsible for unnecessary surgeries. Knowledge of these selected pancreatic pathologies is essential to facilitate optimal patient management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-180
Number of pages14
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • CT
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • MRI
  • Neoplasm
  • Pancreas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology

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