The purpose of this essay is to help radiologists: Review the main non-adenocarcinoma pancreatic lesions,
emphasizing an approach of key cross-sectional imaging features Distinguish the different types ofneoplastic andnonneoplasticdisorders. Discuss the management pancreatic lesions based on imaging pattern.
Pancreas imaging assessment usually demonstrates diseases with typical features.
Non-adenocarcinoma disorders show a wide spectrum of imaging features,
ranging from a tumor-like anatomic variant to malignant disease.
In this scenery,
imaging plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and management of pancreatic lesions. We selected illustrative cases that were collected and classified didactically according to patterns type.
For each case,
we provide clinical and radiology presentations,...
Findings and procedure details
CYSTIC NEOPLASM 1.
Serous cystic neoplasm Case: Female patient (83 y.o.) asymptomatic ( Fig. 1 ). Teaching points: Serous cystadenomas (SCA) are a benign condition in women (75% x 25%,
F:M) Age: 6 th -7 th decades. They are often diagnosed incidentally. Slight predominance in the pancreatic head. Composed of numerous small cysts (< 1 cm),
which are conjoined in a honeycomb-like pattern . Tips⇒ fibrous portion may enhance after contrast injection (central scar) and central calcified areas may...
Pancreatic lesions have a broad spectrum of imaging findings and some of them may overlap.
the knowledge of relevant clinical informations and key imaging features are important to accurate characterization and differentiation of pancreatic lesions.
Contact details: Fernando Morbeck A.
Coelho Department of Imaging,Diagnósticos da América S.A.
República do Líbano,
725 - Moema CEP 04501-000- São Paulo/SP,
Brazil. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Author Information: Fernando Morbeck A.
Coelho (Diagnósticos da América S.A.
Department of Radiology,
University of São Paulo,
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