Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 39, Issue 5, pp 1088–1101 | Cite as

Cystic neoplasms of the pancreas; findings on magnetic resonance imaging with pathological, surgical, and clinical correlation

  • Temel TirkesEmail author
  • Alex M. Aisen
  • Harvey M. Cramer
  • Nicholas J. Zyromski
  • Kumaresan Sandrasegaran
  • Fatih Akisik
Review Paper


Pancreatic cysts are increasingly being identified by cross-sectional imaging studies. Pancreatic cystic lesions comprise a spectrum of underlying pathologies ranging from benign and pre-malignant lesions to frank malignancies. Magnetic resonance imaging with cholangiopancreatography is a non-invasive imaging modality used for the characterization of cystic pancreatic lesions. This article will review the most common pancreatic cystic neoplasms and the utility of MR imaging in the characterization of these cysts.


MRI Pancreas Cyst Neoplasm Pseudocyst 



Dr. Aisen consults for Repligen, Inc., Waltham, MA, which is developing a formulation of secretin for use in MRCP.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Temel Tirkes
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alex M. Aisen
    • 1
  • Harvey M. Cramer
    • 2
  • Nicholas J. Zyromski
    • 3
  • Kumaresan Sandrasegaran
    • 1
  • Fatih Akisik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Clinical SciencesIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA

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