Pancreas
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Features to report, grossing & frozen section


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Deepali Jain, M.D.
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Cite this page: Jain D. Features to report, grossing & frozen section. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/pancreasfeatures.html. Accessed November 23rd, 2020.
Features to report (includes endocrine tumors)
  • Tumor size
  • Tumor location
  • Histopathologic type
  • Histologic grade (well, moderate, poor or undifferentiated; not necessary for endocrine tumors)
  • Perineurial invasion
  • Angiolymphatic invasion
  • Margins (common bile duct, pancreatic duct, retroperitoneal margin [soft tissue adjacent to superior mesenteric artery], surgical margin)
  • Endocrine tumors: mitotic activity, necrosis, pleomorphism, amyloid
  • Involvement of adjacent structures
  • Lymph nodes
  • Presence of PanIN (including marginal involvement)
  • Findings in remaining pancreas (pancreatitis, nesidioblastosis for endocrine tumors)

  • References: Arch Pathol Lab Med 2000;124:30 (endocrine tumors)
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