Diagnostic Challenge: Paraduodenal Pancreatitis: MR Imaging Characteristics, Differential Diagnosis and Histopathological Correlation
Pardeep Mittal 1 , William Small 1 , Juan C Camacho 1 , Kiran K Maddu 1 , Volkan Adsay 2 , Burcu Saka 2 , Courtney C Moreno 1 , and Bobby Kalb 3
Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory Uni
School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States,
Emory Uni School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United
Radiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona,
Paraduodenal pancreatitis is rare form chronic
pancreatitis and its appearance may resemble pancreatic
adenocarcinoma as both entities can lead to dilatation
of biliary and pancreatic ducts .Distinction between
these two entities remain challenging .Contrast enhanced
MRI may help accurately identify paraduodenal
pancreatitis from entities having similar features such
as adenocarcinoma and aid in therapeutic decisions.
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