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Is there any problems after removal of acinar tumor (pancrease (pancrelipase) head)

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Dr. Douglas Miller
Pathology 43 years experience
Need to know more: Your question can't be adequately answered without more information. I would need to know the precise pathology classification to tell you if there was a chance for recurrence or spread of your tumor. After any surgery on the pancreas there are risks for post-operative damage to adjacent organs and for malabsorption syndromes because of reduced output of pancreatic enzymes.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 49 years experience
Pancreas has ducts: And "glands" (acini) in the head, neck and body. Duct is the most common. If it is "out", ask if margins, nodes, and distant search is clear. Best wishes on recovery. The surgery is extensive. The adapatation not trivial.
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