Pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm
Cystic abnormality identified on ultrasound. MRI performed for delineation.
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Multilobulated cyst in the tail of pancreas, contiguous with the main pancreatic duct, with a bunch of grapes appearance, consistent with a intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas (IPMN).
The pancreatic parenchyma is normal - no evidence of chronic pancreatitis.
- 1. Gourgiotis S, Ridolfini MP, Germanos S. Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2007;33 (6): 678-84. doi:10.1016/j.ejso.2006.11.031 - Pubmed citation
- 2. Manfredi R, Graziani R, Motton M et-al. Main pancreatic duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms: accuracy of MR imaging in differentiation between benign and malignant tumors compared with histopathologic analysis. Radiology. 2009;253 (1): 106-15. Radiology (full text) - doi:10.1148/radiol.2531080604 - Pubmed citation
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