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Flashcards in Small Group: Diseases of the Gallbladder and Exocrine Pancreas Deck (10):
1

Serum lipase greater than 3x normal has high ___________ and ____________ for acute pancreatitis.

sensitivity; specificity

2

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.

3

Hypercalcemia can cause what pancreatic pathology?

Acute pancreatitis

4

Neuroendocrine tumors typically present with ___________ nuclei on histologic exam.

salt and pepper

5

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma arises from which normal cell?

Pancreatic duct cells

6

One-year survival of pancreatic adenocarcinoma is __________.

20%

7

Which serum marker is often elevated in pancreatic adenocarcinoma?

CA 19-9

8

Most patients with __________ are asymptomatic.

cholelithiasis

9

Red, bloody circles in a histologic specimen of an inflamed gallbladder can demonstrate _____________.

vascular congestion

10

What lab test suggests autoimmune pancreatitis as opposed to acute pancreatitis?

IgG4+

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