Flashcards in Chapter 15: The Pancreas Deck (11)
Developmental malformation in which the head of the pancreas forms a ring around the duodenum
Risk of duodenal obstruction
Inflammation and hemorrhage of pancreas due to autodigestion of pancreatic parenchyma by pancreatic enzymes
What types of necrosis?
Most commonly due to Gallstones, Ethanol, Trauma, Steroids, Mumps, Autoimmune, Scorpion sting, Hypercalcemia/lipidemia, Drugs like sulfa drugs (Remember GET SMASHED)
liquefactive hemorrhagic necrosis of the pancrease and fat necrosis of the peripancreatic fat
S/S: epigastric abdominal pain that radiates to the back
Nausea and vomiting
Periumbilical and and flank hemorrhage (necrosis spreads into the periumbilical soft tissue and retroperitoneum)
Elevated serum lipase and amylase (lipase is more specific for pancreatic damage)
Hypocalcemia (Ca is consumed during saponification in fat necrosis)
Complications of acute pancreatitis?
Shock (due to hemorrhage and fluid sequestration)
DIC and ARDS
formed by fibrous tissue surrounding liquefactive necrosis and pancreatic enzymes, lined by granulation tissue not epithelium
S/S: abdominal mass w/persistently elevated serum amylase
Rupture/hemorrhage associated with release of enzymes into abd cavity and hemorrhage
Often due to E. coli, presents with abdominal pain, high fever, persistenly elevated amylase
Fibrosis of pancreatic parenchyma, most often secondary to recurrent acute pancreatitis
Chronic inflammation, atrophy, calcification
Due to EtOH (adults) and Cystic fibrosis (Kids) or idiopathic
S/S: Epigastric abdominal pain that radiates to the back
Pancreatic insufficiency - malabsorption, steatorrhea and fat soluble vitamin def (ADEK).
Can you use amylase and lipase as serological markers?
Dystrophic calcification of pancreatic parenchyma on imaging; contrast studies reveal a "chain of lakes" pattern due to dilatation of pancreatic ducts
2ndary DM - late complication due to destruction of islets
Increased risk for pancreatic adenocarcinoma
Can't use amylase and lipase reliably, may or may not be elevated so not useful
Adenocarcinoma arising from the pancreatic ducts
Seen in 70s
Two major risk factors?
2) chronic pancreatitis (esp >20 yrs)
4) Age >50
5) Jewish and AA males
Very aggressive, Average prognosis 1 year survival is 10%
Tumor arising from pancreatic ducts
Disorganized glandular structure w/cellular infiltration
Already metastasized usually at presentation
Tumors more common in pancreatic head (=> obstructive jaundice)
Tumor marker associations?
CEA is less specific