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Solid-pseudopapillary neoplasm of the pancreas: spectrum of findings on multidetector CT

  • Satomi Kawamoto
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    Corresponding author. Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 601 N. Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA. Tel.: +1 410 955 9446; fax: +1 410 614 0341.
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    The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 601 North Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
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  • Jennifer Scudiere
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    Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 601 North Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA

    The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center and The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 601 North Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
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  • Ralph H. Hruban
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    Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 601 North Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA

    The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center and The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 601 North Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
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  • Christopher L. Wolfgang
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    Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 601 North Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA

    The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center and The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 601 North Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
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  • John L. Cameron
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    Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 601 North Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA

    The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center and The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 601 North Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
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  • Elliot K. Fishman
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    The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 601 North Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
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      Abstract

      Solid-pseudopapillary neoplasms of the pancreas are uncommon and usually occur in young women. They are generally large, encapsulated masses with mixture of solid, cystic, and hemorrhagic components. Some cases have atypical features; for example, they can form a small predominantly solid mass and produce dilatation of the main pancreatic duct. In this article we discuss and illustrate the spectrum of the appearances of this distinctive neoplasm on multidetector CT.

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