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Pancreas

Tumors

Mucinous pancreatic tumors


Reviewer: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 12 December 2014, last major update August 2012
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General
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● Site of mucin helps classifies pancreatic tumors (Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2010;8:213)
Usual type ductal adenocarcinoma (UDA) has intracellular mucin with scattered mucicarmine positive cells
● Tumors with stromal mucin are either UDA with marked mucin formation OR colloid type adenocarcinoma with large well-defined pools of mucin and few cells
● Tumors with intraluminal mucin are either mucinous cystic neoplasms, mucinous non-neoplastic cysts or IPMN (Oncologist 2009;14:125)

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