Gray-scale ultrasonic demonstration of peripancreatic adenopathy

M. J. Schnur, J. C. Hoffman, M. Koenigsberg

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The ultrasonic appearance of peripancreatic adenopathy in ten patients is described. The enlarged nodes may appear as well-defined, echo-poor, ovoid or rounded masses in a retropancreatic location, or they may surround and silhouette the region of the pancreatic head and body. The former appearance should be easy to differentiate from primary pancreatic neoplasm, but with a confluent mass of peripancreatic nodes it may be impossible to exclude pancreatic disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-143
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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