Dilation of Both Pancreatic Duct and the Common Bile Duct on Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scans in Patients With or Without Obstructive Jaundice
Krishna N et al. – Dilation of both pancreatic duct [PD] and common bile duct [CBD] on computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging scans is suggestive of pancreatic malignancy. The prevalence of malignancy, however, is markedly lower in patients without obstructive jaundice but is clinically significant and merits further diagnostic evaluation. Endoscopic ultrasound–fine–needle aspiration (FNA) is highly accurate for diagnosing malignancy in this setting.