Hypervascular pancreatic lesions/masses can arise due to a variety of causes, both benign and malignant, leading to a wide differential diagnosis. Accurate differentiation of these lesions into appropriate diagnoses can be challenging; however, this is important for directing clinical management. This manuscript provides a multimodality imaging review of hypervascular pancreatic lesion, with emphasis on an imaging-based algorithmic approach for differentiation of these lesions, which may serve as a decision support tool when encountering these uncommon lesions. Additionally, we stratify these lesions into three categories based on malignant potential, to help guide clinical management.
- Decision support
- Hypervascular masses
- Neuroendocrine tumor
- Pancreatic neoplasm
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging