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Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Diagnose Pancreas Cancer To diagnose pancreas cancer, the doctor carried out a complete physical inspection and asked about the medical history of the personal patient and the family. As the addition in the inspection of the health of signs generally (the temperature, the pulse, blood pressure, et cetera), the doctor usually orders blood tests, urine, and feces.

The doctor possibly also asked a "series to swallow barium", or the "series" of the "digestion channel" of the "upper part (upper GI)".

For this test, the patient drank a solution to barium before x-rays from the digestion system of the upper part was taken. Barium menunjukan the pancreas chart in x-rays.

Other tests were possibly ordered, like:
# Some angiogram, some x-Ray especially from blood vessels.

# CT scans, x-rays that gave pictures gave details from the discount melintang the pancreas. Picture-gamar this was created by a computer.

# Transabdominal ultrasound to see the pancreas. In this procedure, an implement that sent high frequency sound waves, that could not be heard, was passed on the stomach. Sound waves make reverberate returned the pancreas. Echoes formed a picture in a screen that was seen like a television.

# ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram), was some x-Ray especially from the public's bile duct (common bile duct). For this test, a long flexible tube (endoscope) was put through kerongkongan the patient in the small intestine through the side. A colouring agent disuntikan in the public's bile duct (common bile duct), and x-rays was taken. The doctor dapt also saw through endoscope and took examples of the network.

# Endoscopic ultrasound was a relatively new procedure that could be used to diagnose pancreas cancer. For this procedure, some endoscope was put by the same means like ERCP; although, on the end from endoscope was some ultrasound probe that meng-scan the pancreas for cancers. Because ultrasound probe closer to the pancreas than with transabdominal ultrasound, was possibly to identify small cancers in the pancreas.

Cancers also could biopsy through endoscope. A biopsy was the only method that was certain for the doctor to know whether cancer was present. In a biopsy, the doctor promoted several networks from the pancreas. They were examined was supervised a microscope by a pathology expert, that checked for cancer cells.
One method of promoting the network was with a long needle that was put through skin into the pancreas. This was acknowledged as a needle biopsy. Doctors used x-rays or ultrasound to lead the appointment of the needle. The type of the other biopsy was a hand biopsy. This was carried out when ERCP.
Doctor put a hand that was very small through endoscope in the bile duct to wipe cells to be checked was supervised a microscope. Sometimes an operation that was acknowledged as some laparotomy possibly was needed. For this operation, the doctor could pay attention to the organs in the stomach and could promote the network. Laparotomy helped the doctor to determine the situation or the width of the illness.

Learned the situation helped the doctor to plan the maintenance. Examples of the network that was received with a biopsy kind possibly did not give a clear diagnosis, and the biopsy possibly must be repeated used a different method.