December 2016

Pancreatic lesion in the corpus of the pancreas

Clinical Info

Incidental finding

Ultrasound Images & Clips

Pancreatic lesion in the corpus of the pancreas

Transverse image with a lesion in the corpus of the pancreas
Transverse image with a lesion in the corpus of the pancreas
Longitudinal image of the mass showing some small cysts
Longitudinal image of the mass showing some small cysts
Transverse image showing a hypoechoic pancreatic tail and a dilatated pancreatic duct
Transverse image showing a hypoechoic pancreatic tail and a dilatated pancreatic duct
The mass has several cystic areas
The mass has several cystic areas
Transverse image showing a dilatated pancreatic duct in the tail distal to the mass
Transverse image showing a dilatated pancreatic duct in the tail distal to the mass
Another transverse image showing atrophy of the pancreatic tail
Another transverse image showing atrophy of the pancreatic tail
CT

Conclusion

The lesion proved to be an IPMN Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) is a type of tumor (neoplasm) that grows within the pancreatic ducts (intraductal) and is characterized by the production of thick fluid by the tumor cells (mucinous). Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms are important because if they are left untreated some of them progress to invasive cancer (transform from a benign tumor to a malignant tumor). Just as colon polyps can develop into colon cancer if left untreated. Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms can present an opportunity to treat a pancreatic tumor before it develops into an aggressive, hard-to-treat cancer.
Patient was referred to a centre that is specialized in pancreatic surgery


Details

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 70

Created with

  • Hitachi Ultrasound System