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.
- 3D volume-rendered imaging
- Pancreatic cancer
- Perineural invasion
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging