The exact cause of other specified malignant neoplasms of the pancreas is not known. Risk factors include age, family history, smoking, and certain environmental exposures.
Diagnosis of other specified malignant neoplasms of the pancreas can be made through imaging studies such as CT scans, MRI scans, and endoscopic ultrasound. A biopsy may also be performed to confirm the diagnosis.
Differential diagnosis includes benign pancreatic tumors, pancreatitis, cysts or abscesses, and other malignant pancreatic tumors.
Treatment for other specified malignant neoplasms of the pancreas may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and/or targeted therapies.
The prognosis for other specified malignant neoplasms of the pancreas depends on a variety of factors including the stage of the tumor at diagnosis, the patient’s age and overall health, and the type of treatment received. In general, the prognosis is poor.