Endoscopy and Pancreatic Cancer

To detect pancreatic cancer, various imaging tests can be used, depending on the factors, to investigate the extent of spread of cancer, or recurrence of cancer or while treating the patient to observe the prognosis. Imaging tests include CT, MRI, Ultrasound and endoscopy, Cholangiopancreatography- including ERCP, MRCP, and PTC, apart from PET scans and angiography. Endoscopic scans investigations reveal swelling, infection, bleeding, obstructions and inflammation of the pancreas. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), is one of the most promising modalities in the screening of pancreatic cancer, has a transducer which creates sound waves which help in creating images of the pancreas and surrounding organs to help identify small tumors and localized spread of cancer. Tissue sampling, if needed is done during the same process. In ERCP, endoscope guides a catheter into the bile duct to insert minute amount of dye. The resulting X-ray images then show blockages and tumors or other obstructions caused. ERCP can also be used to place a stent into the duct. 

  • Exocrine and neuroendocrine pancreatic cancers
  • Endoscopic diagnosis
  • CT diagnosis
  • EGD vs. EUS
  • Pancreatic Cancer and Hepatitis
  • Pancreas Disease-Focused Panel (DFP)
  • Pancreatic Imaging
  • Pancreatobilary Imaging
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary Tumor
  • Imaging tests for pancreatic cancers
  • Pseudocyst Drainage
  • EUS vs. ERCP

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