Unfortunately, the current medical statistics regarding the late detection of a tumor in the pancreas is growing noticeably. As a percentage, the increase in this disease during the year is 0.72%.To a large extent, this is due to the fact that differentiation of cancer and pseudotumorous pancreatitis is difficult. Simply put, patients whose ultrasound showed volume formation of the pancreas should be examined in detail to confirm or refute the presence of the tumor.
Complications develop so often and turn out to be so severe, and the uncertainty of predictions about the condition of the patient with such deviations is so high that it causes health care professionals to apply a sequential algorithm that can help to make an accurate diagnosis of a patient with volumetric pancreatic lesion. The principle of waiting in this case can lead to irreversible changes in the organ. That's why patients with such formations should be examined not in the attending physician, but in the oncological hospital, where all the equipment necessary for such examination is available to avoid the probability of missed malignant tumor.
Quite often in patients with acute pancreatitis on ultrasound, focal pancreas is found. It should be noted that for the acute inflammatory process that occurs in this case, such changes are characteristic, however, these same formations can also indicate the presence of stones in the pancreas, and about the pseudocyst, and, unfortunately, about the malignant tumor of the organ. The doctor should pay special attention to a patient who has a focal or any other form of education, if in the past he was treated for a malignant tumor of any localization. In this case, the formations found during examination of the pancreas can serve as a sign of the appearance of metastases, and the term of treatment does not play a role, even if several years have passed.
Thus, any deviation from the norm, even if it can be perceived as a symptom of any other disease, including acute or chronic pancreatitis, is the reason for a complete examination of the patient, in order to exclude more serious diseases.
Neoplasms in this organ are a lesion that develops from epithelial cells that cover the pancreas. Most often, a similar phenomenon occurs on her head. Other parts of the gland undergo such a process much less often. In the risk group, patients who have crossed the 55-year threshold, abused alcohol, smoked. At least such pathologies are diagnosed in diabetics, as well as patients with chronic ailments of this organ.
In medical practice, there are several subspecies of pancreatic neoplasms. The most common is adenocarcinoma of the gland ducts. Otherwise it is called ductal. It occurs in 80% of cases. Slightly less, diagnosed: squamous cell tumor, cystadenocarcinomatous cancer, acinar cell tumor, undifferentiated cancer.
Malignant neoplasm of the pancreas
Malignant neoplasm of the pancreas is called tumor organ damage. It arises from the epithelial type of cells, which concentrate on the surface of the ducts of the organ. In a number of cases it is diffused. At least, the tumor infiltrates the organ completely. In addition, neoplasms have the ability to necrotize. The necrotic divisions that have arisen in this way are later diluted, and a hollow space appears. These are the so-called pseudocysts.
Visually malignant tumors have the appearance of dense, nodular nodule, gray-white hue.
Bulk body formation of the pancreas
This type of formation is classified as a type of connective tissue origin. They are much less common than other types. The most dangerous of them, the so-called "islet" and excretory adenomas, which develop from the epithelium of excretory ducts.
Very often, in such voluminous formations of the body of the pancreas, cysts are diagnosed, the magnitude of which is different. As a rule, they are lined with a compressed epithelium. In the event that cysts predominate, it becomes visually similar to cystadenoma. Their special characteristic is the appearance of spontaneous hypoglycemia attacks. Its cause is excessive secretion of insulin, which is secreted by cysts.