What causes small lesion in tail of pancreas?

The most important. cause would be Pancreatic Cancer however pancreatic cysts can cause small lesions....this finding NEEDS to be explained since when cancer is picked up "early" in the tail" of the organ CURE can be achieved by early surgery! Hope this helps! DrZ.

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Could you have cancer on tail of pancreas with just ab and back pain or would it have to affect other organs to cause pain?

It varies a lot. Any persistent abdominal or back pain raises a question about Pancreatic Cancer in the middle aged folks. It does not have to spread outside of the pancreas in order to cause pain. I hope that answers your question. But a check up is a must if the pain lasts for more than 2 to 3 weeks. Read more...