Pancreatic cancer is malignancy arising from the pancreas.
It is the 13th most common cancer in the world, 10th most common in the United States, and 4th leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United Stated and Europe.
Exocrine tumors account for 95% of malignant pancreatic disease.
It is more common in women.
The median age of occurrence is at 71 years old.

Differential Diagnosis

  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Gastric adenocarcinoma
  • Bile dust stricture
  • Pancreatitis (chronic/acute)
  • Bile duct tumor
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Intestinal ischemia
  • Gallbladder diseases (cholangitis, cholecystitis, choledochal cysts, choledocholithiasis)
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