Non-neoplastic hepatopancreatobiliary lesions simulating malignancy: can we differentiate?


KARAOSMANOĞLU A. D. , Uysal A., KARÇAALTINCABA M., AKATA D., ÖZMEN M. N. , Kraeft J., ...More

INSIGHTS INTO IMAGING, vol.11, no.1, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s13244-019-0813-8
  • Journal Name: INSIGHTS INTO IMAGING
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Despite the success of cross-sectional imaging in evaluating hepatopancreatobiliary system malignancies, several non-malignant disease processes may closely mimic malignancy. Differentiating these benign diseases from malignancy may be difficult, or even impossible, even in the hands of experienced imagers. In this manuscript, we present benign mimics involving the hepatopancreatobiliary system and try to increase awareness of these potential pitfalls.