• Philippe Petit
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Pancreatic endocrine disorders are rare in pediatric practice. However, one must know which imaging exams need to be done in specific situations, how to perform them, and what to look for. Morphologic explorations have dramatically improved these past 10 years; spatial (US and CT) and contrast (MRI) resolutions have progressed and allow a more confident approach of these pathologies. On the other hand functional imaging has also evolved. Portal venous sampling has been replaced by PET-CT. Advances in genetic and follow-up of large cohorts of patient have permitted to understand the natural history of inherited pancreatic diseases. Thus, the role of imaging and a justified imaging strategy have been clarified. Congenital hyperinsulinism, endocrine tumors, diabetes mellitus represent the principal pancreatic endocrine disorders that will be presented in this chapter.


Main Pancreatic Duct Uncinate Process Pancreatic Endocrine Tumor Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus Heterotopic Pancreas 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Service d’Imagerie Pédiatrique et PrénataleHôpital Timone EnfantsMarseille Cedex 05France

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