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Pancreatic schwannoma: CT findings

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Schwannomas of the pancreas are rare tumors. We report a case of solitary schwannoma of the pancreas without von Recklinghausen disease. A 72−year-old man underwent routine abdominal ultrasound before cholecystectomy because of chronic cholecystitis and multiple gallstones, and ultrasound showed a small solitary tumor in the pancreas. Spiral computed tomography showed a 1.0−cm, well-defined homogeneous hypodense lesion with mild inhomogeneous enhancement and peripheral enhancement at the junction between the head and body of the pancreas. These computed tomographic findings are different from those in previous reports.

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Yu, R., Sun, J.Z. Pancreatic schwannoma: CT findings. Abdom Imaging 31, 103–105 (2006).

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