Exocrine tumors / carcinomas
Microglandular carcinoma

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Revised: 28 January 2019

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PubMed Search: Microglandular carcinoma pancreas

Deepali Jain, M.D.
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Cite this page: Jain D. Microglandular carcinoma. website. Accessed December 11th, 2019.
Definition / general
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Neuroendrocrine features by morphology but not by immunohistochemistry
  • Small uniform cells in sheets mixed with small microglandular / cribriform structures without intervening stroma
  • Scant cytoplasm, small nucleoli
Positive stains
Negative stains
Electron microscopy description
  • Abortive glandular lumens lined by imperfectly formed microvilli, well developed junctional complexes
  • No dense core secretory granules or zymogen granules
Molecular / cytogenetics description
Differential diagnosis
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