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USIDMS Pancreas

The pancreas appears as ________ to the liver. Dense or more dense (hyperechoic)
What are the four anatomic areas of the pancreas? Head, neck, body, & tail
Which anatomic area is most difficult to image with ultrasound? Tail
The pancreas receives its venous blood supply from? SMV and SV
Is the pancreas an endocrine or exocrine gland? Both
Pancreatic lab values decrease with what? Hepatitis, cirrhosis, and Islet of Langerhans tumor
Lipase increases with what? Acute pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer
Recurrent attacks of pancreatitis is the definition of what? Chronic Pancreatitis
Pancreatic Pseudocyst is acquired from _____? Trauma, acute or chronic pancreatitis
Is a pancreatic cystadenoma is benign or malignant? Benign
Is the pancreas a retroperitoneal organ? Yes
What is the main duct of the pancreas? Duct of Wirsung
What type of disease process is characterized by a pancreatic dysfunction that results in inadequate insulin production? Diabetes
Which enzyme is the most sensitive lab value for diagnosing pancreatitis? Lipase
What is the most common cancerous tumor of the pancreas? Adenocarcinoma
The endocrine function of the pancreas is to produce what? Insulin
T or F The pancreas can be surgically removed without need of replacement. False
The pancreatic tail is outlined posterior by what vascular structure? Splenic Vein
What pancreatic pathology can be congenital or acquired, will have epithelial lining? True Pancreatic Cyst
What are the three types of islet cells? Alpha, Beta, and Delta
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