Pancreas
Exocrine tumors / carcinomas
Microglandular carcinoma

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

Revised: 15 December 2017, last major update August 2012

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PubMed Search: Microglandular carcinoma pancreas

Cite this page: Jain, D. Microglandular carcinoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/pancreasmicroglandular.html. Accessed December 16th, 2017.
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