Pancreatic adenocarcinoma

4 Interesting Facts of Pancreatic adenocarcinoma

  1. Arises in ductal epithelial cells of pancreas and represents the majority of pancreatic neoplasms
  2. Like nonfunctioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, clinically silent in early stages and may present at an advanced stage with nonspecific symptoms (eg, abdominal pain, jaundice, anorexia, weight loss)
  3. Tends to occur in older patient population compared with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors and more commonly associated with jaundice 
  4. Differentiated on basis of laboratory tests, diagnostic imaging, and histopathologic findings
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