Features to report

Author: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 3 January 2018, last major update August 2012

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PubMed Search: Features to report[TIAB] pancreas

Cite this page: Jain, D. Features to report. website. Accessed November 21st, 2018.
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)