tail of pancreas


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tail of pan·cre·as

[TA]
the left extremity of the pancreas within the lienorenal ligament.
Synonym(s): cauda pancreatis [TA]

tail of pan·cre·as

(tāl pan'krē-ăs) [TA]
The left extremity of the pancreas within the lienorenal ligament.
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All the patients who had imaging suggestive of solid/cystic mass in the head, body or tail of pancreas which are confirmed by surgery are included in my study; (2 patients underwent Whipple's PD and post-operative biopsy came negative for malignancy, these cases are not included in the study).
In this article, we report a 36-year-old African-American woman with a history of colon cancer and hemicolectomy who was incidentally found to have a cystic lesion in the tail of pancreas during surveillance abdominal imaging.
In addition, the CT scan revealed the presence of multiple hypodense formations in the body and tail of pancreas.
Computed tomography of the upper abdomen demonstrated that the body and tail of pancreas were replaced by a 10 x 10 x 10 cm hypodense mass lesion with encasement of splenic artery.
Laparoscopy revealed small plaque-like lesions on the right diaphragm and liver, suspected neoplastic areas on the spleen, and an 8 X 8 cm cyst in the tail of pancreas.
Given the rapid reaccumulation of pleural fluid and raised amylase, lipase in pleural fluid, CECT of thorax and abdominal was performed, which revealed a well-defined hypoattenuating collection measuring 30-40 cc, anterior to the tail of pancreas suggestive of a pseudocyst and a large left pleural collection.
Pre-operative triple phase CT (computed tomography) scan of the abdomen showed a resectable ill-defined hypodense mass in the region of ampulla, the pancreatic head and uncinate were normal however the neck, body and tail of pancreas were absent (figure 1,2).
The tail of pancreas was not visualized separately.
During surgery, a large heterogenous mass was found encasing the gastric fundus, colon and the tail of pancreas (Figure 3).
DISTAL PANCREATECTOMY: removes head and tail of pancreas and sometimes spleen
Distal pancreatectomy--ductal calculi/calcification confined to tail of pancreas.
Superomedially, it was abutting and displacing splenic vessels with infiltration of tail of pancreas.