Difficulty in diagnosing autoimmune pancreatitis by imaging findings.

  title={Difficulty in diagnosing autoimmune pancreatitis by imaging findings.},
  author={Takahiro Nakazawa and Hirotaka Ohara and Hitoshi Sano and Tomoaki Ando and Hideto Imai and Hiroki Takada and Kazuki Hayashi and Yasuhiro Kitajima and Takashi Joh},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  volume={65 1},
BACKGROUND Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) presents as diffuse enlargement of the pancreas and as diffuse irregular narrowing of the main pancreatic duct. However, some AIP cases are difficult to diagnose because of atypical imaging findings. OBJECTIVE To clarify a variety of imaging findings of AIP and the reason for its misdiagnosis. DESIGN We examined the imaging findings of 37 AIP cases and also examined misdiagnosed cases of AIP to determine their reasons for misdiagnosis. PATIENTS A… CONTINUE READING