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PET in Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Tumors

  • Stefano Fanti
  • Anna Margherita Maffione
  • Vincenzo Allegri

Abstract

Primary liver cancer is a relatively uncommon entity, accounting for only 1–2% of malignant tumors, while cholangiocarcinoma is even rarer. However, in parts of Africa and Asia these tumors may constitute up to 20–30% of all malignancies. Other benign and malignant hepatobiliary-pancreatic tumors are very rare; they include hepatoblastoma in infancy and early childhood, hemangiomas (the most common benign tumors), and angiosarcomas (vascular tumors). Hepatic adenomas, although also rare, may occur particularly in women taking oral contraceptives. In the USA, pancreatic cancer has an incidence of 12 per 100,000 men and women per year, and cancer of the pancreas is the third most common malignancy of the gastrointestinal tract and the fifth most common cause of cancer-related mortality. Islet cell tumors constitute 5–10% of pancreatic tumors and are usually referred to as neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas.

Keywords

Positron Emission Tomography Pancreatic Cancer Autoimmune Pancreatitis Islet Cell Tumor Compute Tomography Report 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Fanti
    • 1
  • Anna Margherita Maffione
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Allegri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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