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Metastatic disease to the pancreas: pathologic spectrum and CT patterns

Metastatic disease to the pancreas: pathologic spectrum and CT patterns

Abdominal Imaging 38(1): 144-153

Metastases to the pancreas are rare; nevertheless, early detection allows for appropriate treatment and improved outcomes for metastatic disease. Computed tomography plays a pivotal role in characterizing these tumors, as demonstrated in this pictorial review. Given significant differences in prognosis and treatment, it is crucial to differentiate primary and secondary pancreatic lesions; however, this may not be possible based on imaging features alone.

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PMID: 22349804

DOI: 10.1007/s00261-012-9856-8

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