Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography in the characterization of pancreatic mucinous cystadenoma

Mirko D'Onofrio, Sabrina Caffarri, Giulia Zamboni, Massimo Falconi, Giancarlo Mansueto

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Mucinous cystadenoma (MCA) is a rare pancreatic primitive tumor that occurs predominantly among middle-aged women. It often arises from the pancreatic body tail as a large unilocular or multilocular cyst. Mucinous cystadenoma is thought to be a premalignant lesion. Imaging characterization is fundamental for correct treatment of cystic pancreatic lesions. Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) with second-generation contrast media can improve the characterization of MCA thanks to the dynamic observation of the contrast-enhanced phases. We describe a case of CEUS diagnosis of unilocular MCA of the pancreatic tail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1125-1129
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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