Mass lesions in chronic pancreatitis: benign or malignant? An "evidence-based practice" approach.
AffiliationDepartment of Radiology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland., email@example.com
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CitationAbdom Imaging. 2011 Oct;36(5):569-77.
AbstractThe diagnosis of a pancreatic mass lesion in the presence of chronic pancreatitis can be extremely challenging. At the same time, a high level of certainty about the diagnosis is necessary for appropriate management planning. The aim of this study was to establish current best evidence about which imaging methods reliably differentiate a benign from a malignant lesion, and show how that evidence is best applied. A diagnostic algorithm based on Bayesian analysis is proposed.
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