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Table 2 Comparisons of the imaging characteristics of the SPNP

From: Clinical manifestations and multi-slice computed tomography characteristics of solid pseudopapillary neoplasms of the pancreas between males and females

Imaging characteristicsMales (n = 7)Females (n = 22)P
Maximum tumor diameter [mean(range)]3.9 (2.0–6.4)7.0 (4.6–14.6)< 0.001
Capsule5 (71.4%)14 (63.6%)0.706
Bleeding1 (14.3%)5 (22.7%)0.484
Calcification5 (71.4%)7 (31.8%)0.013
Tumor component  0.036
 Completely solid4 (57.1%)2 (9.1%) 
 Solid with small cystic changes2 (28.6%)6 (27.3%) 
 Cystic and solid1 (14.3%)11 (50.0%) 
 Completely cystic03 (13.6%) 
Mean absolute enhancement value in arterial phase (HU)23.3 (14.1–50.0)28.8 (13.2–55.7)0.413
Mean absolute enhancement value in portal venous phase (HU)42.8 (23.0–64.3)45.7 (25.6–70.2)0.442