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Diagnostic Management of Pancreatic Cancer
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic Florida, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo, Rua Dr. Cesário Motta Jr. #61 Cep: 01221-020, São Paulo, Brazil
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Received: 1 December 2010; in revised form: 20 January 2011 / Accepted: 24 January 2011 / Published: 31 January 2011
Abstract: Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly solid tumors, with an overall 5-year survival rate of less than 5%. Due to a non-specific clinical presentation, it is often diagnosed at an advanced stage and is rarely amenable for curative treatment. Therefore early diagnosis and appropriate staging are still essential to define the best care and to improve patient survival. Several imaging modalities are currently available for the evaluation of pancreatic cancer. This review focuses on different techniques and discusses the diagnostic management of patients with pancreatic cancer. This review was conducted utilizing Pubmed and was limited to papers published within the last 5 years. The search key words pancreatic cancer, pancreatic adenocarcinoma, pancreatic tumors, diagnosis, radiology, imaging, nuclear imaging, endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound and biochemical markers were used.
Keywords: endosonography; pancreas; pancreatic carcinoma
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Dabizzi, E.; Assef, M.S.; Raimondo, M. Diagnostic Management of Pancreatic Cancer. Cancers 2011, 3, 494-509.
Dabizzi E, Assef MS, Raimondo M. Diagnostic Management of Pancreatic Cancer. Cancers. 2011; 3(1):494-509.
Dabizzi, Emanuele; Assef, Mauricio Saab; Raimondo, Massimo. 2011. "Diagnostic Management of Pancreatic Cancer." Cancers 3, no. 1: 494-509.