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I had blood work done due to 1.4 cm pancreatic lesion. A/G ratio is 0.9 low and amylase 24 low. What could it mean?

I had blood work done due to 1.4 cm pancreatic lesion. A/G ratio is 0.9 low and amylase 24 low. What could it mean?

Lab values: A low amylase has no clinical significance. Reasons for a low A/G ratio include hypoalbuminemia and hypergammaglobulinemia. But the lesion needs follow up, first with MRCP and then endoscopic ultrasound with possible fine needle aspiration. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Pancreas (Definition)

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


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What does a pancreatic neck echogenic lesion mean?

What does a pancreatic neck echogenic lesion mean?

Needs evaluation.: A reading of an ultrasound saying that you have an echogenic lesion simply means that there is an area of the pancreas that reflects ultrasound differently than the rest of it. It may turn out to be unimportant, but it is certainly something that you should have your doctor evaluate. Further testing may be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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GB removed in oct. Days ago, MRI showed "tiny punctate cystic lesion in pancreatic tail." What could cause this? I have no history of pancreatitis.

GB removed in oct. Days ago, MRI showed "tiny punctate cystic lesion in pancreatic tail." What could cause this? I have no history of pancreatitis.

Unknown: Small cyst in the pancreas are not usually dangerous. Etiology is unknown. Not in anyway related to gall bladder surgery or prior pancreatitis . We follow such pancreatic cyst. Do nothing unless they reach 30 mm in diameter. ...Read more

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I've had two ultrasounds done now and both times they have found a hyperechoic pancreas lesion measuring at 5 mm. Should I be concerned?

I've had two ultrasounds done now and both times they have found a hyperechoic pancreas lesion measuring at 5 mm. Should I be concerned?

Concerned: Yes, until the doctors checked your ultrasounds and a hyper-echoic pancreas a second time, it is OK to contact your doctor and insist on more specific information and advice. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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There is a lesion my pancreas found during sono of abdomen. I have large 3.6cm gallstone. Is this related?

There is a lesion my pancreas found during sono of abdomen.  I have large 3.6cm gallstone.  Is this related?

May not be related : Any lesion on pancreas needs serious investigation , speak to your doctor will do additional test to find the nature of that lesion. ...Read more

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A voluminous lesion in the tail of the pancreas also encompassing the greater curvature of the stomach,12cm tumor.is dangerous fibroscopy?operated?

A voluminous lesion in the tail of the pancreas also encompassing the greater curvature of the stomach,12cm tumor.is dangerous  fibroscopy?operated?

Cystadenoma: This size lesion expanding to stomach can not be the classic adenoCa. It is probably an islet cell neoplasm or more likely cystadenoma. Since the latter almost always converts to carcinoma, resection of distal pancreas, spenectomy since splenic vein always involved and partial gastectomy must be performed. Laparotomy should be used and depending on path, chemo may be needed PO. ...Read more

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What is, or could be, a 1cm possible cystic lesion on head of pancreas verses dilated distal common duct? Should i be worried?

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

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28/f.MRI for other purpose, showed a "tiny punctate cystic lesion in the pancreatic tail." Really no detail. Have to wait for dr appoint. Suggestions?

28/f.MRI for other purpose, showed a "tiny punctate cystic lesion in the pancreatic tail." Really no detail. Have to wait for dr appoint. Suggestions?

Watch carefully: A tiny punctate cystic lesion in tail of pancreas probably is benign. Most cystic lesions will grow and be evaluated by aspiration and analysis of fluid by CEA and CA19.9. If quesionable an ERCP amd duct brushing can be performed for cytology. Otherwise re examination by MRI in 4 mo to see if growth occurs. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more