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Insights into Imaging

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 389–397

First Online: 18 May 2011Received: 12 January 2011Revised: 28 February 2011Accepted: 04 May 2011


There are numerous pancreatic and peripancreatic conditions that can mimic pancreatic neoplasms. Many of these can be confidently diagnosed on computed tomography CT, while others will require further imaging. Knowledge of these tumour mimics is important to avoid misclassification of benign conditions as malignant and to avoid unnecessary surgery. Mimics can be grouped as parenchymal, vascular, biliary and peripancreatic. These are discussed and illustrated in this review.

KeywordsPancreatic neoplasm Computed tomography CT Tumour mimics  Download fulltext PDF

Author: Tom Sutherland - Angela Galvin - Andrew F. Little


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