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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1998 May;170(5):1323-7.

Autoimmune pancreatitis: CT and MR characteristics.

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Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Our goal was to elucidate the CT and MR imaging characteristics in patients with autoimmune pancreatitis, which is a reversible chronic pancreatitis with an autoimmune cause.

CONCLUSION:

On CT and MR imaging, a capsulelike rim, which is thought to correspond to an inflammatory process involving peripancreatic tissues, appears to be a characteristic finding of autoimmune pancreatitis. Also, diffuse pancreatic enlargement along with hypointensity on T1-weighted MR images and delayed enhancement on dynamic CT and MR studies are other features of this disorder.

PMID:
9574610
DOI:
10.2214/ajr.170.5.9574610
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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