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Pancreatic cystadenocarcinoma: diagnostic problems.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7116085     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eleven cases of pancreatic cystadenocarcinoma were studied with respect to the differential diagnosis from that of pancreatic pseudocysts, using diagnostic ultrasound as the initial investigative technique. Most of the cases presented an ultrasonic picture that correlated well with the gross pathology, but this correlation was not reliable enough to be considered characteristic in differentiating such masses from pseudocysts. The authors divide the cystadenocarcinomas of the pancreas into four echographic classes. In all but one of the classes, diagnostic ultrasound was insufficient by itself to render an accurate diagnosis. In such cases other techniques, i.e. CT, tissue biopsy, and especially angiography, were required for a reliable diagnosis.
P Busilacchi; G Rizzatto; M Bazzocchi; E Boltro; F Candiani; F Ferrari; G M Giuseppetti; P Mirk; L Rubaltelli; L Volterrani; F Zappasodi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of radiology     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0007-1285     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Radiol     Publication Date:  1982 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-03     Completed Date:  1982-12-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373125     Medline TA:  Br J Radiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  558-61     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cystadenocarcinoma / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Middle Aged
Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Pancreatic Pseudocyst / diagnosis

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