Flashcards in Small Group: Diseases of the Gallbladder and Exocrine Pancreas Deck (10):
Serum lipase greater than 3x normal has high ___________ and ____________ for acute pancreatitis.
Why is lipase a better indicator of pancreatitis than amylase?
Because amylase is also made by the salivary glands and small bowel, so it is less specific than lipase.
Hypercalcemia can cause what pancreatic pathology?
Neuroendocrine tumors typically present with ___________ nuclei on histologic exam.
salt and pepper
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma arises from which normal cell?
Pancreatic duct cells
One-year survival of pancreatic adenocarcinoma is __________.
Which serum marker is often elevated in pancreatic adenocarcinoma?
Most patients with __________ are asymptomatic.
Red, bloody circles in a histologic specimen of an inflamed gallbladder can demonstrate _____________.