Pancreatic Imaging Mimics: Part 1, Imaging Mimics of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
American Journal of Roentgenology, 08/02/2012
Coakley FV et al. – Neoplastic and inflammatory diseases that can closely simulate pancreatic adenocarcinoma include neuroendocrine tumor, metastasis to the pancreas, lymphoma, groove pancreatitis, autoimmune pancreatitis, and focal chronic pancreatitis. Atypical imaging findings that should suggest diagnoses other than adenocarcinoma include the absence of significant duct dilatation, incidental detection, hypervascularity, large size (> 5 cm), IV tumor thrombus, and intralesional ducts or cysts.