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Metastatic Pattern of Spread of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma  adult

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

Primary Tumor:

 Characteristics Comments
Pancreas Hypoenhancing, Obstructing, Solid

Known Metastatic Locations:

SiteFrequencyCharacteristics Comments
Liver CommonHypoenhancing
Local Lymph Nodes Common retroperitoneal nodes
Peritoneum Common
Lung Parenchyma UncommonNodule
Pleura Rare
Bone Rare