Pancreatoblastomas are rare paediatric tumours of the pancreas. However, they are the most common pancreatic neoplasm of childhood and are often associated with a raised alpha-fetoprotein.
There is slight male predilection. Usually occurs in the first decade of life with a mean ag...
There are numerous primary pancreatic neoplasms, in part due to the mixed endocrine and exocrine components.
Classification based on function
exocrine: ~99% of all primary pancreatic neoplasms
pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma ~90-95%
intraductal papillary muc...
Pancreatic pseudocysts are common sequelae of acute pancreatitis or chronic pancreatitis, and the most common cystic lesion of the pancreas. They are important both in terms of management and differentiation from other cystic processes or masses in this region.
The following are th...
There are several sets of diagnostic criteria for autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP), with some overlap and contradictions.
At the time of writing (July 2016), these are the most widely used sets of diagnostic criteria.
Asian 2008 AIP diagnostic criteria
both criteria I to be fulfilled
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma makes up the vast majority (~90%) of all pancreatic neoplasms and remains a disease with very poor prognosis and high morbidity.
On imaging, it usually presents as a hypodense mass on CT that is poorly marginated, which may encase vessels and the common biliary ...