How useful is contrast-enhanced ultrasonography in the diagnosis of intraductal papillary mucinous tumors?

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BACKGROUND It is often difficult to distinguish benign from malignant intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasia (IPMN) of the pancreas. Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), an invasive diagnostic imaging modality, has traditionally been used to diagnose the presence and malignancy of nodules in patients with IPMN. Contrastenhanced ultrasonography (CE-US), a new… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncpgasthep0171

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