Pancreatic neoplasm

Key Information

Appropriate Tests

 

Lesion biopsy pancreatic biopsy (transendoscopic) with cytological brushings.

See also Pancreatitis - pseudocyst, abscess.

Carcinoma 

Tumour markers CA 19.9 to monitor disease progression, response to therapy.

Neuroendocrine (islet cell) tumours

 

  • Insulinoma

See under Hypoglycaemia.

  • Carcinoid tumour

 

  • Gastrinoma

See Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

  • Glucagonoma

Glucagon

  • Somatostatinoma

Somatostatin

  • VIPoma

Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide

  • MEN (type I)

See Multiple endocrine neoplasia

There may be overproduction of any pancreatic hormone.

Cystadenoma