Contributor: Gordon K. Klintworth
Pancreatic duct carcinoma is the most common type of carcinoma of the pancreas [carcinoma - pancreas]. The majority are ductal adenocarcinomas [adenocarcinoma - ductal], which has an overall 5-year survival rate of <5%. With surgical resection the 5-year survival rate is <15%. They arise from a pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia or an intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm.