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Mesh term Pancreatic Neoplasms

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Digestive System Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Pancreatic Diseases


Tumors or cancer of the PANCREAS. Depending on the types of ISLET CELLS present in the tumors, various hormones can be secreted: GLUCAGON from PANCREATIC ALPHA CELLS; INSULIN from PANCREATIC BETA CELLS; and SOMATOSTATIN from the SOMATOSTATIN-SECRETING CELLS. Most are malignant except the insulin-producing tumors (INSULINOMA).

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Adenoma, Islet Cell
Carcinoma, Islet Cell
Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal

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