Causes for heterogenous, hypoechoic mass in pancre
I have gone through the medical history of your father and feel sorry for the situation he is in.
Having heterogenous, hypoechoic mass near head of pancreas
might indicate for cancer. Although CA 19-9 is the confirmatory test for cancer. One patient might still develop cancer although CA 19-9 is normal.
However, there are other diseases to be excluded as well including:
- chronic pancreatitis
associated with pseudocyst. Usually, chronic pancreatitis is associated with calcifications that can be seen as pseudocyst.
I suggest to wait for the biopsy
results. You can then, upload them and send to me for further evaluation.
Hope it was of help!