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24-12-2015 | Pancreatic cancer | Article

Common and uncommon pitfalls in pancreatic imaging: it is not always cancer

Abdominal Radiology

Authors: F. Vernuccio, A. A. Borhani, M. Dioguardi Burgio, M. Midiri, A. Furlan, G. Brancatelli

Publisher: Springer US


Despite advances in multimodality imaging of pancreas, there is still overlap between imaging findings of several pancreatic/peripancreatic disease processes. Pancreatic and peripancreatic non-neoplastic entities may mimic primary pancreatic neoplasms on ultrasound, CT, and MRI. On the other hand, primary pancreatic cancer may be overlooked on imaging because of technical and inherent factors. The purpose of this pictorial review is to describe and illustrate pancreatic imaging pitfalls and highlight the basic radiological features for proper differential diagnosis.

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