Endocrine pancreatic tumours and helical CT: contrast enhancement is correlated with microvascular density, histoprognostic factors and survival.

@article{Rodallec2006EndocrinePT,
  title={Endocrine pancreatic tumours and helical CT: contrast enhancement is correlated with microvascular density, histoprognostic factors and survival.},
  author={Mathieu H Rodallec and Val{\'e}rie Vilgrain and Anne Couvelard and Pierre Rufat and Dermot O'toole and Vincent Barrau and Alain Sauvanet and Philippe B Ruszniewski and Yves Menu},
  journal={Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.]},
  year={2006},
  volume={6 1-2},
  pages={77-85}
}
PURPOSE To assess the role of contrast-enhanced helical CT in the evaluation of tumour vascularity in endocrine pancreatic tumours (EPTs), and to determine the predictive factors of malignancy of EPTs at helical CT with CT-histopathological correlation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-seven consecutive patients with histopathologically proven EPTs underwent dual-phase helical CT. For each tumour detected, its density relative to the surrounding parenchyma was scored on the pancreatic phase using… CONTINUE READING