Imaging Features of Autoimmune Pancreatitis (AIP)
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Imaging Features of Autoimmune Pancreatitis (AIP)

Parenchymal changes suggestive of AIP:

1) Diffuse (AIP I) or (multi-) focal (AIP2) enlargement with loss of the normal multilobulated pattern ('sausage-like' shape)

2) Altered imaging characteristics

3) Cut-tail sign- rectangular shape of the tail

4) Thin peripancreatic oedematous rim or progressively enhancing true capsule.

Ductal changes suggestive of AIP:

1) Long-segment (i.e. ≥1/3 of the length) or multifocal main pancreatic duct (MPD) involvement (narrowing or vanishing) without upstream dilatation or other signs of obstructive pancreatitis

2) Skip lesions, i.e. ≥2 involved MPD-segments separated by a normal MPD-segment.

3) 'Duct-penetrating' (i.e. visible MPD- and/or common bile duct (CBD)-Iumen) and 'icicle' (i.e. a progressive decrease of MPD-diameter) signs within an enlarged parenchymal area.



Dr. Katarzyna Monika Pawlak @KM_Pawlak



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Dr. Gerald Diaz
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