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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    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
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2015



    • 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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    Lalwani, N., Mannelli, L., Ganeshan, D. M., Shanbhogue, A. K., Dighe, M. K., Tiwari, H. A., Maximin, S., Monti, S., Ragucci, M., & Prasad, S. R. (2015). Uncommon pancreatic tumors and pseudotumors. Abdominal Imaging, 40(1), 167-180. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00261-014-0189-7