A 55-year-old female asked:
ct scan showed cystic changes in the area of the head of the pancreas. had mri yesterday what could it br?
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Radiology 39 years experience
The best: Approach at this time is a bit of patience. You have had exams appropriate for the initial evaluation of cystic changes in the pancreas. The MRI report is usually available within 24 hours and should go a long way in sorting out the possibilities. Conjecture now is unlikely to be helpful.
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Radiology 24 years experience
Benign or malignant: Cystic changes in the head of the pancreas is nonspecific. Most likely the finding his benign; however, cystic neoplasms do exist. Close follow-up maybe adequate initially. Ultimately it maybe necessary to do a biopsy.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014
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