Pitfalls missed pancreatic tail tumors

Normal appearing pancreas and celiac trunk on ultrasound but on CT showed a pancreatic tail carcinoma (adenocarcinoma) with lymph node metastases

Clinical Info

Cachexia

Ultrasound Images & Clips

Normal appearing pancreas and celiac trunk on ultrasound but on CT showed a pancreatic tail carcinoma (adenocarcinoma) with lymph node metastases

Normal appearing pancreas transverse
Normal appearing pancreas transverse
Normal appearing pancreas transverse
Normal appearing pancreas transverse
Normal appearing pancreas transverse
Normal appearing pancreas transverse
Normal appearing celiac trunk
Normal appearing celiac trunk

Adenocercinoma of the pancreas and lymph node metastases on CT 2 weeks later

Normal appearing pancreas and celiac trunk on ultrasound but on CT showed a pancreatic tail carcinoma (adenocarcinoma) with lymph node metastases
Normal appearing pancreas and celiac trunk on ultrasound but on CT showed a pancreatic tail carcinoma (adenocarcinoma) with lymph node metastases
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Details

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 34
  • Body part: Pancreas

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  • Hitachi Ultrasound System