The Pancreas

Chapter

Abstract

Pancreatic pathologies can be focal or diffuse and vary from malignant neoplasms to benign conditions such as congenital anomalies, inflammation, and traumatic lesions. In this chapter, we discuss the anatomy and physiology of the pancreas to improve the reader’s understanding of nonneoplastic, primary, and secondary pancreatic pathologies. This chapter also provides a radiographic approach for evaluating and distinguishing the different types of pancreatic lesions on cross-sectional imaging.

Keywords

Pancreas IPMN Serous Mucinous Cystic Adenocarcinoma Pancreatitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Abdominal Imaging, Department of RadiologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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