Inflammatory and tumor-like lesions of the pancreas

Ada Maria Florena, Sara Pecori, Matteo Fassan, Claudio Luchini, Giuseppe Zamboni, Giuseppe Ingravallo, Gaetano Paolino, Giuseppe Zamboni, Aldo Scarpa, Giuseppina Renzulli, Paola Capelli, Claudio Doglioni, Giuseppe Zamboni

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Inflammatory/tumor-like lesions of the pancreas represent a heterogeneous group of diseases that can variably involve the pancreatic gland determining different signs and symptoms. In the category of inflammatory/tumor-like lesions of the pancreas, the most important entities are represented by chronic pancreatitis, which includes alcoholic, obstructive and hereditary pancreatitis, paraduodenal (groove) pancreatitis, autoimmune pancreatitis, lymphoepithelial cyst, pancreatic hamartoma and intrapancreatic accessory spleen. An in-depth knowledge of such diseases is essential, since they can cause severe morbidity and may represent a potential life-threatening risk for patients. Furthermore, in some cases the differential diagnosis with malignant tumors may be challenging. Herein we provide a general overview of all these categories, with the specific aim of highlighting their most important clinic-pathological hallmarks to be used in routine diagnostic activities and clinical practice.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)197-209
Numero di pagine13
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2020

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