Table of ContentsDefinition / general
Cite this page: Jain, D. Mucinous pancreatic tumors. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/pancreasmucin.html. Accessed March 22nd, 2018.
Definition / general
- Site of mucin helps classify 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 nonneoplastic cysts or IPMN (Oncologist 2009;14:125)