Solid appearance of pancreatic serous cystadenoma diagnosed as cystic at ultrasound acoustic radiation force impulse imaging

Mirko D'Onofrio, Anna Gallotti, Enrico Martone, Roberto Pozzi Mucelli

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Abstract

Context: Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging is an emerging imaging modality. The study of the pancreas is a new and promising application of ultrasound acoustic radiation force impulse imaging. Case report: We present the first Case of pancreatic serous cystadenoma which mimics a solid neoplasm at conventional imaging (US and CT), correctly diagnosed as cystic at ultrasound acoustic radiation force impulse imaging. Conclusion: The "XXXX" values always measured at Virtual Touch™ tissue quantification allow the diagnosis of a pancreatic cystic lesion with simple fluid content suggesting the diagnosis of serous cystadenoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-546
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Pancreas
Volume10
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Cystadenoma
  • Elasticity imaging techniques
  • Pancreas
  • Serous
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Hepatology

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