|ECR 2019 / C-2827||
|Malignant pancreatic cystic lesions – is the imaging diagnosis accurate?|
- Imaging aspects in PCL are essential for framing them correctly - identifying those with malignant potential for choosing the optimal treatment.
- Patient's age, gender, history, clinical and biological context are important for the orientation of the diagnosis and management of the case.
- Ultrasound is the first intention method with high rate of incidental finding, but CT remains the best method of detection and staging in patients with pancreatic lesions, with assessment of the vascular involvement as well.
- MRI should always be performed because it is superior to CT in characterizing the cystic nature of a pancreatic lesion and in the evaluation of the pancreatic duct and bile ducts.
- Although imaging features may be highly suggestive for the diagnosis, histopathology remains the gold-standard method for a precise diagnosis.
We elaborated an algorithm for non invasive imaging in pancreatic tumors (Fig.17).
Thematically related posters
ECR 2019 / C-1319
Checkpoint inhibitor related adverse events: what the radiologist should be aware of
ECR 2019 / C-2312
Beyond renal cell carcinoma: unusual renal masses in cross-sectional imaging cohort of patients who underwent a partial nephrectomy