Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Gross images | Microscopic (histologic) images (metastases to pancreas) | Cytology images (metastases to pancreas)
Cite this page: Jain D. Metastatic tumors to pancreas. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/pancreasmetastases.html. Accessed February 21st, 2019.
Definition / general
- Secondary pancreatic tumors usually occur by direct extension, not metastatic spread
- Primary site of metastases most commonly lung and GI tract (Virchows Arch 2004;444:527)
- Metastases usually are multifocal and lack fibrosis
- Excise metastasis if patient has low surgical risk and curative resection is possible (J Korean Surg Soc 2011;80:278)
Microscopic (histologic) images (metastases to pancreas)