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
Pages (from-to)167-180
Number of pages14
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • CT
  • MRI
  • Neoplasm
  • Pancreas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Medicine(all)


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