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Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more
My sister was just diagnosed with infiltrating duct carcinoma grade 2 in breast tumor 1.8cm and adenocarcinoma in the lymph node 3.1cm Is this serious?
The duct in my pancreas has closed almost completely off. Why does it cause so much pain if my enzymes are normal?
Pancreatic duct dila: This can happen in chronic panceatitis, or if there is a pancreatic neoplasm ( tumor) . Sometimes there are benign tumors in the duct that can eventually become malignant so it is important to check them out. Technically gallstones that are stuck at the spincter of Vater causing pancreatitis can result in pancreatic duct dilatation as can inflammation post ERCP. ...Read more
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Depends on cause: It sounds like there may be background information that would help a physician provide more valuable advice. The potential cause of the dilation is the important question. If this is an isolated finding, it is entirely possible the duct is dilated after the passing of a gallstone (causing a downstream blockage with bile backing into pancreatic duct), which would not necessitate urgent treatment. ...Read more
Normal: Normal variance, sometimes a passing of a stone. ...Read more
Pancreas stones how dangerous are they been at the head of the pancreas . Can the stones move to the duct area .Can healthy diet reduce the pain.
Was diagnosed with symptomstic pancreatic divisum in 07. Ok now. Ercp stenting successful. Have mild duct narrowing. Can i expect a normal lifespan?
Yes: Your pancreas functions normally, it is just that the ducts or tubes leaving the pancreas are i a bit different location than normal . This can lead to attacks of pancreatitis ( inflammation of the pancreas). It appears that you have had good treatment and will hopefully not have too many issues in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with A Large 14mm Pancreatic duct stone located in the head right in the duct opening. ECRP has been unsuccessful. I need help!
Get 2nd opinion: A more skilled operator can release the stone to your gut. ...Read more
If pancreatic duct continues to become blocked after the stent comes out, what is the surgical procedure needed to correct situation? For cont. pain.
Can a recent bout of bad coughing from bronchitis dislodge a gallstone and block the pancreatic duct?
EUS found pancreatic tail duct dilated to 1.8mm with surrounding isoechoic changes. What can cause this?
You: should be followed by a Gastroenterologist who can interpret these findings...isoechogenicity means "same" "blending" The dilated duct needs explanation and may require Pancreatic duct study (done along with endoscopic evaluation) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
What is, or could be, a 1cm possible cystic lesion on head of pancreas verses dilated distal common duct? Should i be worried?
At your age, no: Lesions on the pancreas can be serious, but in young people are usually not. It may be a cyst or may be a dilated common bile duct due to an obstruction such as a gallstone. You should not be too worried, but you do need to get it further evaluated, usually with an endoscopic ultrasound exam or a repeat scan. ...Read more
I had an ultrasound done and it came back that the pancreatic duct is measuring between 2.5 and 3.5 mm. Isn't it considered dilated? Or normal? I'm 36
Borderline: The pancreatic duct on ultrasound in a female of your age would be around 2 mm in diameter. Your measurements are borderline dilated. Any prior history of gallstone pain or possible pancreatitis? The duct can appear larger on x-ray cholangiograms but that reflects the injection of contrast into the duct while ultrasound shows the duct in a baseline state. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know an MRCP is used to look at pancreas, bile ducts, gallbladder and liver. Would it also show the spleen?
ERCP: This does not look at the spleen - spleen is not connected by any duct system to the the other structures. ...Read more
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