Metastatic Pattern of Spread of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
Introduction: Also known as pancreatic exocrine cancer. The most common location for the primary tumor is within the head of the pancreas, and typically there is ductal obstruction with atrophy of the pancreatic tail. Metastatic disease is extremely common at presentation.
Prevalence: Rare Metastasis Frequency: Common
J Gastrointest Surg. 2006 Apr;10(4):511-8. PMID: 16627216
|Pancreas||Hypoenhancing, Obstructing, Solid|
Known Metastatic Locations:
|Local Lymph Nodes||Common||retroperitoneal nodes