Pancreatic Imaging Mimics: Part 2, Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors and Their Mimics
American Journal of Roentgenology, 08/09/2012
Raman1 SP et al. – Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors have a distinct appearance, typically characterized by a well–defined hypervascular mass best visualized on arterial phase images. However, a number of other lesions can mimic the CT appearance of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, including pancreatic metastases, acinar cell carcinoma, pancreatoblastoma, solitary fibrous tumor, pancreatic hamartoma, serous adenoma, intrapancreatic splenules, exophytic gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and peripancreatic paragangliomas.