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Metastatic pancreatic carcinoma
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Metastatic pancreatic carcinoma

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Contributors: Christine Osborne MD
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Synopsis

Cancer arising from the pancreas that has spread to a distant location including the liver, peritoneum, mesentery, mesenteric lymph nodes, and surrounding vasculature.

Pancreatic tumors arising from the head and neck of the pancreas may spread locally to the celiac axis or the peripancreatic and periportal areas. Pancreatic tumors arising from the tail of the pancreas may spread to the common hepatic artery, celiac axis, splenic hilum, or splenic artery. Patients with spread to the mesentery may present with ascites.

Codes

ICD10CM:
C25.9 – Malignant neoplasm of pancreas, unspecified

SNOMEDCT:
94460001 – Secondary malignant neoplasm of pancreatic duct

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Last Updated: 09/11/2015
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Metastatic pancreatic carcinoma : Abdominal pain, Jaundice, Abdominal mass, Ascites, Epigastric pain, Malaise, Weight loss, Cachexia
Imaging Studies image of Metastatic pancreatic carcinoma
Axial image from enhanced CT scan of the abdomen showing a low attenuation mass at the pancreatic tail, (long arrow), consistent with pancreatic cancer with associated multiple low attenuation liver lesions, consistent with metastases, (short arrow).
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