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68 Possible Causes for Abnormal Pancreatic CT Scan, Rarely Malignant

  • Pancreatoblastoma

    Most cases of pancreatoblastoma, a rare malignant epithelial tumor of the pancreas, are seen in the pediatric population.[] Pancreatoblastoma is a rare malignant tumor of the pancreas mostly diagnosed in childhood.[] Pancreatoblastoma is a rare malignant tumor in children.[]

  • Glucagonoma

    Necrolytic migratory erythema (NME), the characteristic rash associated with the glucagonoma syndrome, is a cause of substantial morbidity among patients with this rare malignancy[] […] will: Develop an awareness of glucagonoma and other types of neuroendocrine tumours Have an understanding of the disease process of this type of cancer Be more aware of rare[] Clinicians must have sufficient knowledge to be able to recognize and manage this rare malignant condition.[]

  • Malignant Neoplasm of Pancreas

    Pancreatoblastomas - These rare malignant neoplasms predominantly occur in children. The reason for this is unknown.[] Imaging and investigations Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is usually made by abdominal CT, which can visualise abnormal masses in the pancreas.[] They keep saying I don't fall into the high risk group and tumors in the tail are rarely malignant but this makes me nervous.[]

  • Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

    Malignant degeneration rarely occurs.[] While CT scan is better at evaluating for metastatic disease, EUS offers advantages for local staging (T, N).[] Paraduodenal pancreatitis in heterotopic pancreas is a rare condition and few cases of malignant transformation are described.[]

  • Pancreatic Abscess

    Our case highlights a rare case of isolated pyogenic pancreatic abscess secondary to Klebsialla pneumoniae mimicking an underlying pancreatic malignancy.[] An isolated pyogenic pancreatic abscess (IPPA) without pancreatitis is extremely rare but can occur in patients with uncontrolled diabetes.[] Conclusion Our case highlights a rare case of isolated pyogenic pancreatic abscess secondary to Klebsialla pneumoniae mimicking an underlying pancreatic malignancy.[]

  • Islet Cell Tumor

    Malignant mesenchymal neoplasms of the pancreas are rare and malignant islet cell tumors with sarcomatous dedifferentiation are rarer still.[] Some of the following abnormalities may be detected on testing: an abdominal CT scan may reveal a pancreatic tumor (sometimes the tumor may be too small to see with a CT scan[] Confirmatory cytogenetic and/or molecular testing is often pursued, as DSRCTs are rare malignancies and are often associated with poor clinical outcomes.[]

  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst

    There were no signs of pancreatitis or malignancy. No recurrence was observed after a follow up of four years.[] The authors present a PET/CT scan showing abnormal uptake of 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose-labeled autologous leukocytes in a pancreatic pseudocyst, from which aspirated fluid subsequently[] Some pancreatic cysts result from certain rare diseases, such as von Hippel-Lindau disease (a genetic disorder). What is a pancreatic pseudocyst?[]

  • Pancreatic Phlegmon

    Background: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) are rare neoplasms accounting for less ... Download Fulltext PDF .....[] CT scan; ERCP findings; pancreatic biopsy with US or CT guidance. DX: abd. pain, N&V, fever, tachycardia, elevated amylase & lipase, leukocytosis.[] Gallstone complications have been reported in nearly every organ system, although reports of malignant masquerade of retained gallstones are few.[]

  • VIPoma

    (Age and Sex Distribution) VIPoma of Pancreas is an extremely rare and malignant tumor that generally occurs in adults in the age range of 40-50 years (5th decade).[] Rare neuroendocrine tumor typically of the pancreas and with high malignant potential. Tumor secretes vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP).[] In the GI tract, the colon is the frequent site of this malignant tumor.[]

  • Insulinoma

    Insulinoma is a rare tumour that is malignant in only 10% of cases.[] Cases with uncertain or malignant biology are extremely rare with less than 30 cases described in the literature.[] Malignant insulinoma is an extremely rare pancreatic tumor variant characterized by an aggressive clinical behavior with local and distant spread.[]

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