Pancreatic neoplasm

Last updated: Tuesday, 21, December, 2010
Key InformationAppropriate Tests

Lesion biopsy, FNAB.

See also Pancreatitis - pseudocyst,abcess

Carcinoma 

Tumour marker 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