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Metastatic disease to the pancreas: an imaging challenge.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22696042     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Metastatic lesions of the pancreas are uncommon, accounting for approximately 2% of pancreatic malignancies. Many tumours involve the pancreas secondarily and may manifest with different clinical and imaging characteristics. Although many patients have widespread disease, isolated metastases can be found. Surgical management is associated with improved survival in these cases. The experience of the pancreatic surgery unit and imaging department of our hospital in many patients presenting with pancreatic metastases is presented, and a review of the recent literature is undertaken. Main Messages • The early recognition of secondary pancreatic tumours on US, CT and MRI is extremely important. • Pancreatic metastases may mimic primary pancreatic adenocarcinoma or induce acute pancreatitis. • Most pancreatic metastases are discovered on a CT examination performed for follow-up.
Authors:
Charikleia Triantopoulou; E Kolliakou; I Karoumpalis; S Yarmenitis; C Dervenis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-12-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Insights into imaging     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1869-4101     ISO Abbreviation:  Insights Imaging     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-14     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-04-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101532453     Medline TA:  Insights Imaging     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-72     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Radiology Department, Konstantopouleio General Hospital, 3-5, Agias Olgas Street, N. Ionia, 14233, Athens, Greece, ctriantopoulou@gmail.com.
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