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Table 2 Comparison of imaging features between SCNs and MCNs

From: A prospective study on endoscopic ultrasound for the differential diagnosis of serous cystic neoplasms and mucinous cystic neoplasms

Imaging features SCNs MCNs P
Size (cm), mean ± SD 4.53 ± 2.34 4.90 ± 2.38 0.520
Location
 Head/neck 18 (47.4%) 5 (16.1%) 0.006
 Body/tail 20 (52.6%) 26 (83.9%)  
Shape    0.000
 Round 10 (26.3%) 24 (77.4%)  
 Lobulated 21 (55.3%) 4 (12.9%)  
 Irregular 7 (18.4%) 3 (9.7%)  
Wall thickness    0.000
 Thin (0–2 mm) 29 (76.3%) 10 (32.3%)  
 Thick (> 2 mm) 9 (23.7%) 21 (67.7%)  
Number of septa    0.003
 0–2 septa 11 (28.9%) 20 (64.5%)  
 >2 septa 27 (71.1%) 11 (35.5%)  
Solid components    0.168
 Positive 3 (7.9%) 7 (22.6%)  
 Negative 35 (92.1%) 24 (77.4%)  
  1. SCNs serous cystic neoplasms, MCNs mucinous cystic neoplasms