Items tagged “pancreas”

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Acute pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis is an acute inflammation of the pancreas and is a potentially life-threatening condition. The diagnosis of acute pancreatitis is made by fulfilling two of the following three criteria 8: acute onset of persistent, severe epigastric pain (i.e. pain consistent with acute pancr...
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Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm

Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms or tumours (IPMNs or IMPTs) are cystic tumours of the pancreas. Epidemiology These tumours are most frequently identified in older patients (50-60 years of age) 6. Main duct type (see below) appears to present a decade or so earlier on average than bran...
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Pancreatic ducts

The pancreatic ductal embryology is moderately complicated, leading to a number of anatomical variants of the pancreatic ducts, many of which are clinically significant. The normal arrangement is for the entire pancreas to be drained via a single duct, to the ampulla of Vater through the sphinc...
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Pancreatic neoplasms

There are numerous primary pancreatic neoplasms, in part due to the mixed endocrine and exocrine components. Classification Classification based on function exocrine: ~99% of all primary pancreatic neoplasms pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma ~90-95% cystic neoplasm intraductal papillary muc...
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Pancreatoblastoma

Pancreatoblastomas are rare paediatric tumours of the pancreas. However, they are the most common pancreatic neoplasm of childhood and are often associated with a raised alpha-fetoprotein. Epidemiology There is slight male predilection. Usually occurs in the first decade of life with a mean ag...
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Pancreas

The pancreas is a retroperitoneal organ that has both endocrine and exocrine functions: it is involved in the production of hormones (insulin, glucagon and somatostatin), and also involved in digestion by its production and secretion of pancreatic juice. Gross anatomy The pancreas can be divid...
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Pancreatic calcification with cystic fibrosis

 Diagnosis probable
Dr Michael Sargent
Published 06 Apr 2009
44% complete
X-ray
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Pancreatic cancer: invasive ductal adenocarcinoma

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Natalie Yang
Published 11 Aug 2009
68% complete
CTFluoroscopy
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Chronic pancreatitis and pseudocysts

Chronic pancreati...
 Diagnosis certain
Dr Natalie Yang
Published 11 Aug 2009
98% complete
CT
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Pancreas divisum with dilated duct of Wirsung

Pancreas divisum
 Diagnosis certain
Dr Natalie Yang
Published 11 Aug 2009
74% complete
CT
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Distal common bile duct stricture

 Diagnosis almost certain
Dr Natalie Yang
Published 11 Aug 2009
56% complete
CT
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Pancreatic tubular adenoma

Tubular adenoma
 Diagnosis almost certain
Dr Natalie Yang
Published 11 Aug 2009
62% complete
CT
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Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma makes up the vast majority (~90%) of all pancreatic neoplasms and remains a disease with a very poor prognosis and high morbidity. On imaging, it usually presents as a hypodense mass on CT that is poorly marginated, which may encase vessels and the common biliar...
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Pancreatic cancer (T4): uncinate process

 Diagnosis almost certain
Dr Natalie Yang
Published 14 Aug 2009
68% complete
CT
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Splenunculus

Splenunculus Arte...
 Diagnosis certain
Dr Natalie Yang
Published 14 Aug 2009
65% complete
CT
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Pancreatic pseudocysts

 Diagnosis almost certain
Dr Natalie Yang
Published 14 Aug 2009
62% complete
CT
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Pancreatic pseudocyst

Pancreatic pseudocysts are common sequelae of acute pancreatitis or chronic pancreatitis, and the most common cystic lesion of the pancreas. They are important both in terms of management and differentiation from other cystic processes or masses in this region. Terminology The following are th...
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Autoimmune pancreatitis

 Diagnosis almost certain
Dr Natalie Yang
Published 30 Aug 2009
71% complete
CT
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Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm

 Diagnosis almost certain
Dr Natalie Yang
Published 30 Aug 2009
45% complete
CT
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Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm: large

IPMN
 Diagnosis almost certain
Dr Natalie Yang
Published 30 Aug 2009
45% complete
CT

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