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Table 2 CT attenuation patterns of tumor, pancreas upstream and pancreas downstream to the tumor at quantitative analysis by triphasic CT

From: Detection of small (≤ 2 cm) pancreatic adenocarcinoma and surrounding parenchyma: correlations between enhancement patterns at triphasic MDCT and histologic features

  Pancreas upstream to the tumor (n = 38)* Pancreas downstream to the tumor (n = 25)**
CT pattern of tumor attenuation Hyperdense Hypodense Isodense Hyperdense Hypodense Isodense
PPP 9 (23.7) 22 (57.9) 7 (18.4) - 25 (100) -
PVP 5 (13.1) 24 (63.2) 9 (23.7) - 22 (88) 3 (12)
DP 10 (26.3) 7 (18.4) 21 (55.3) 6 (24) 14 (56) 5 (20)
  1. PPP: pancreatic parenchymal phase; PVP = portal venous phase; DP = delayed phase. *CT/histologic assessment in 38/38 patients; **CT/histologic assessment in 25/38 patients. Number in brackets indicates the percentage.