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Table 4 Common PET-CT findings in patients with autoimmune pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer

From: 18F- FDG PET/CT helps differentiate autoimmune pancreatitis from pancreatic cancer

PET/CT findings AIP group PC group P value
Dilated pancreatic duct 6/26 22/40 P < 0.05
Changes of biliary system 12/26 10/40 P < 0.05
High uptake of extra-pancreatic bile duct 4/26 0/40 P < 0.05
Mediastinal & hilar lymph node 17/26 20/40 NS
Peri-pancreatic and peritoneal lymph node 20/26 31/40 NS
Inverted “V” shape high prostate FDG uptake 14/25 2/35 P < 0.001
Retroperitoneal fibrosis 2 0 NS