Diagnosis and staging of pancreatic neoplasms

Surg Clin North Am. 1995 Oct;75(5):871-90. doi: 10.1016/s0039-6109(16)46733-2.


The relative value of current approaches to the diagnosis and staging of pancreatic cancer is discussed. A rational sequence of testing is recommended based on the clinical presentation of the patient and the local institutional expertise and facilities that are available.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Angiography
  • Biomarkers, Tumor
  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Ultrasonography


  • Biomarkers, Tumor