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How do you test for autoimmune pancreatitis as opposed to pancreatic cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Criteria: For autoimmune pancreatitis, the duct must be narrowed on imaging and there must be autoantibodies or a histopathologic / biopsy diagnosis. Diagnosing cancer is usually done by getting tissue for the pathologist by whatever means.

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