On January 14th I had an abdominal ultrasound. Last October I had abdominal pain that my doctor thought might be caused by a gallbladder attack. My results said that I had a 1.1 x 0.6 x 1.3 cyst on the tail of my pancreas. On January 25th I had a CT scan done and the results came back negative for any findings. I do not drink to excess, so a pseudocyst was ruled out. My question is - is this possible? Is it possible that a radiologist and my gastroenterologist both misread the ultrasound results? Or is it possible that the CT scan did not pick up on the cyst because it is so small?
It is entirely possible that this tiny cyst was missed on the CT scan. You can either repeat the ultrasound in 6 months (to assess for signs of interval enlargement), or see if your GI doctor thinks that an endoscopic ultrasound (with fine needle aspiration of the cyst, if technically feasible) should be performed. By the way, the vast majority of pancreas cysts this small will turn out to be benign.
What does it mean on ultra sound to have peripancreatic lymph nodes? i have cll leukemia and very high wbc count my counts are ok on the cbc and ultra sound shows no swelling of the pancreas but could not see the tail
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