Pancreatic carcinoma of body-tail

Case contributed by Dr Barbara Turi


Low back pain resistant to treatment with increased of tumour marker (CA 19.9).

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female

90% of tumours of pancreas consists of adenocarcinomas, most localises at the head of the pancreas with early symptom for the compression of the common bile duct (jaundice). tumors localized in the body (15%) or in the queue (5%) damage and delayed sympotoms devious therefore are diagnosed too late until they reach a stage inoperable.

Case Discussion

CT multiphase protocol has a high sensitivity  to detect the tumor and allows a accurate staging.

Adenocarcinoma of pancreas has a marked tendency to hematogenous  and lymphatic spread  and locoregional invasiveness.

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Case information

rID: 27001
Published: 17th Jan 2014
Last edited: 27th Sep 2015
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