Abdominal Radiology

, Volume 42, Issue 11, pp 2686–2697 | Cite as

Calcified pancreatic and peripancreatic neoplasms: spectrum of pathologies

  • Franco VerdeEmail author
  • Elliot K. Fishman
Pictorial Essay


A variety of pancreatic and peripancreatic neoplasms may contain calcifications. We present a review of common to uncommon pancreatic neoplasms that may contain calcifications to include ductal adenocarcinoma, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, serous cystadenomas, solid pseudopapillary tumors, intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms, mucinous cystic neoplasms, and lymphoepithelial cysts. In addition, duodenal mucinous adenocarcinoma can present as a peripancreatic mass that may contain calcification. Knowledge of the spectrum of calcification patterns can help the interpreting radiologist provide a meaningful differential.


Pancreas Calcification Computed tomography 


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The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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