Liver and Pancreas Cancer Diagnosis
Our team of experts, including gastroenterologists, specialized surgeons, interventional radiologists, and radiation oncologists, will address the personalized needs for each patient. This team has been assembled to evaluate your condition efficiently and maximize your treatment options. Diagnosis options:
- Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), which can more precisely define the anatomy and extent of a liver or pancreas tumor or lesion without cutting the skin. To obtain high quality ultrasound images of digestive tract and the surrounding tissue and organs, the endoscope, with a small ultrasound transducer at the tip is inserted into the upper or the lower digestive tract.
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is an endoscopic procedure performed under sedation that allows precise visualization of the hepatobiliary and pancreatic ductal system. Through the scope, the gastroenterologist can also relieve obstructions either by placing a drain to relieve the pressure, or cut, from the inside, a small area of the bile duct or pancreatic duct to allow drainage of fluids that are backing up and causing pain, infection or jaundice.
Our highly skilled staff in the Pathology Department are present for specimen retrieval so samples can be processed immediately to avoid any delay in diagnosis.
Learn more about diagnosis of liver and pancreas cancer or contact Deborah Hartley, 410-427-2024 or DeborahHartley@umm.edu.