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Int J Med Sci 2008; 5(4):203-208. doi:10.7150/ijms.5.203

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Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonograpic Findings in Pancreatic Tumors

Chiara RECALDINI, Gianpaolo CARRAFIELLO, Elena BERTOLOTTI, Maria Gloria ANGERETTI, Carlo FUGAZZOLA

Department of Radiology, University of Insubria – Viale Borri 57 21100 Varese, Italy

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to present the potentials and limits of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) in the characterization of pancreatic tumors, usually hypoechoic or cystic at B-mode ultrasound.

CONCLUSION: As regards hypoechoic lesions at B-mode ultrasound, CEUS often can distinguish among adenocarcinoma, islet cell tumor and serous microcystic adenoma. As regards cystic lesions, CEUS in most cases doesn't add significative diagnostic information; therefore CT, MR or endoscopic US are almost always necessary for their proper characterization.

Keywords: contrast-enhanced ultrasonography, pancreatic tumors

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How to cite this article:
RECALDINI C, CARRAFIELLO G, BERTOLOTTI E, ANGERETTI MG, FUGAZZOLA C. Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonograpic Findings in Pancreatic Tumors. Int J Med Sci 2008; 5(4):203-208. doi:10.7150/ijms.5.203. Available from http://www.medsci.org/v05p0203.htm