Curr Health Sci J, vol. 44, no. 3, 2018

Pancreatic Head Carcinoma-Implications and Correlations in a Romanian Population

[Original Paper]

L.M. FLORESCU(1), I.A. GHEONEA(1), A.M. LAPADAT(1), M.M. FLORESCU(2), A. FLORESCU(3), T. CIUREA(4)


(1)Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(2)Department of Pathology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(3)PhD Student, Department of Rheumatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(4)Department of Gastroenterology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania


Abstract:

Introduction: Pancreatic cancers are often an aggressive type of malignancy, with a 5-year survival rate estimated at around 5%. The main purpose of our study was to determine whether or not tumor dimensions influence the presence of jaundice and the diameters of the CBD and Wirsung duct. Material and methods: The study group included 32 patients (19 males, 13 females) diagnosed with various histological types of pancreatic head cancers who were hospitalized in the Surgery Department of the County Clinical Emergency Hospital of Craiova during 2016-2018. All 32 patients underwent an initial abdominal ultrasonography (US), followed by an abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan and an abdominal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) sequences. Results: Based on tumor dimensions, 19 (59.38%) were equal to or larger than 30mm, while 13 (40.62%) were smaller than 30mm. The average age of male patients was 65.15 years, while the average age of


Keywords:
Common bile duct, adenocarcinoma, tumor dimensions, Wirsung duct



Corresponding:
Ioana Andreea Gheonea, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Petru Rares 2, 200349, Craiova, Romania, e-mail: iagheonea@gmail.com


DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.44.03.05 - Download PDF