Mimicks of Pancreatic Malignancy in Patients with Chronic Pancreatitis: Correlation of Computed Tomography Imaging Features with Histopathologic Findings

Aytekin Oto, Mahmoud A. Eltorky, Amish Dave, Randy D. Ernst, Keven Chen, Bill Rampy, Gregory Chaljub, William Nealon

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Differentiation of chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic carcinoma can be a clinical and radiologic dilemma. Several patients with chronic pancreatitis can undergo unnecessary major abdominal surgery for benign lesions. This pictorial review illustrates the computed tomographic findings and histopathologic features of lesions mimicking pancreatic neoplasm in patients with chronic pancreatitis. Several benign lesions can simulate pancreatic malignancy in patients with chronic pancreatitis. Knowledge of the computed tomographic appearance of these benign entities is important to prevent unnecessary surgeries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-205
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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