Solid Appearance of Pancreatic Serous Cystadenoma Diagnosed as Cystic at Ultrasound Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Imaging

Context Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging is an emerging imaging modality. The study of the pancreas is a new and promising application of ultrasound acoustic radiation force impulse imaging. Case report We present the first case of pancreatic serous cystadenoma which mimics a solid neoplasm at conventional imaging (US and CT), correctly diagnosed as cystic at ultrasound acoustic radiation force impulse imaging. Conclusion The “XXXX” values always measured at Virtual TouchTM tissue quantification allow the diagnosis of a pancreatic cystic lesion with simple fluid content suggesting the diagnosis of serous cystadenoma.


Anna Gallotti, Roberto Pozzi Mucelli, Mirko DOnofrio, Enrico Martone

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