Johns Hopkins Pathology
 
Key Points:
CT
  • Communication with ducts
  • Endoscopy
  • Mucin oozing ampulla of Vater
Images: IPMN |

CT scans will typically reveal a cystic mass in the head of the pancreas. The cysts will appear to communicate with the pancreatic duct system.

On endoscopy, mucin can be seen oozing from the ampulla of Vater. ERCP can be used to confirm that the cysts communicate with the pancreatic ducts.

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