Neoplasia, Cysts, Surgery, Imaging sequences, Colonography MR, MR, CT, Pancreas, Oncology, Abdomen
M. G. Rueda Monago, M. RELAÑO MESA, E. Esteban Duran, S. Fernández Gómez, G. Guerrero Martínez , R. T. Martínez Sánchez, P. Fernández Tejado, G. Blanco Fernández, A. Moreno Ontalba; Badajoz/ES
Up to 2% of abdominal CT studies report the existence of a pancreatic cystic lesion,
often incidentally found.
This is also the case of our hospital (Fig.
To achieve a diagnosis and prove the existence of a cystic neoplasia,
we should not only be familiar with the imaging hallmark features of each lesion,
but also recognize warning signs of malignancy.
it will be essential to know the imaging methods available,
and their advantages and limitations.
A correct characterization will not only save patients with non-aggressive lesions from unnecessary procedures,
but will also increase life expectancy of those with pre-invasive forms,
for many of these neoplasms have very high survival rates if early diagnosed.