Pathways of extrapancreatic perineural invasion by pancreatic adenocarcinoma: Evaluation with 3D volume-rendered MDCT imaging

Swati D. Deshmukh, Jürgen K. Willmann, R. Brooke Jeffrey

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to familiarize radiologists with the common pathways of extrapancreatic perineural invasion of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and to highlight the potential value of 3D volume-rendered MDCT in its diagnosis. CONCLUSION. The perineural plexuses closely follow peripancreatic vessels, which are well depicted by contrast-enhanced 3D volume-rendered imaging, thus facilitating the diagnosis of extrapancreatic perineural invasion of pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)668-674
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume194
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010

Keywords

  • 3D volume-rendered imaging
  • CT
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Perineural invasion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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