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A 46-year-old male asked:

After successful whipple operation and full removed of pancreatic tumer from head since 18 month.i found on ultrasound scan heterogeneous at sergury ?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
What is your doctor': I suspect your doctor must have done some explaining about the ultrasound findings. If you are concerned, then you will get much better information with getting a CT scan of the abdomen. An ultrasound is a less reliable test for abdominal problems and is only used in select situation and then only as a complementary test. It is a poor mans CT scan, so its not always reliable.
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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Result of surgery: Whipple procedure is the only way to control a pancreatic head lesion., 2 year survival results no better than 10%. Any heterogeneous lesion in abdomen post surgery can represent recurrence or two sites of inflammation/density. That is where the common duct is anastomosed to bowel or where pancreatic body is anastomosed to jejunum with duct suture line that can leak. PET/CAT and bx needed
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Last updated Apr 24, 2016


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