Variants and Pseudotumors Simulating Disease
First, anatomic variants may simulate an abdominal tumor which may result in unnecessary diagnostic tests or even unneccessary surgery.
Second, artefacts and inadequate identification of normal structures can simulate an abdominal tumor (“pseudotumor”).
Third, benign lesions which are harmless and require no further workup or treatment may be mistaken for malignant lesions and, thus, cause erroneous therapeutic decisions.
KeywordsChronic Pancreatitis Spiral Compute Tomography Magn Reson Image Cavernous Hemangioma Situs Inversus
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