Ampulla of Vater
Hepatoid adenocarcinoma

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 4 February 2016, last major update December 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Hepatoid adenocarcinoma
Cite this page: Hepatoid adenocarcinoma. website. Accessed October 22nd, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Rare
  • Similar tumors found in lung, ovary, stomach
  • Produce alpha-fetoprotein in blood
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Tubular, papillary, trabecular
  • Hepatoid-like with PAS positive hyaline globules
Positive stains
  • AFP, CEA