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Pancreatic Cancer

MRI results

09/28/2007

Question:

clinical history - cirrhosis MRI findings - cirrhosis, portal hypertension, hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis of renal cortices, IPMN of the main pancreatic or uncinate duct, pleural effusion

Does this indicate cancer ?

Answer:

IPMN is not itself invasive cancer but can be associated with or become cancer. In addition, cirrhosis of the liver increases the risk of developing liver cancer. I would suggest you seek medical attention from a hepatologist and a pancreatic surgeon.

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Response by:

Syed A Ahmad, MD Syed A Ahmad, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati