Other tumors
Phyllodes tumor

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Revised: 31 January 2019

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PubMed Search: Phyllodes tumor pancreas

Deepali Jain, M.D.
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Cite this page: Jain D. Phyllodes tumor. website. Accessed December 6th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Similar to breast tumor; metastases much more likely than pancreas primary
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Cyst walls lined with a monolayer of nonatypical tall columnar epithelial cells
  • Solid areas show storiform proliferation of spindle cells with round, oval or elongated nuclei; also abundant collagen fibers
  • Solid areas send phylloid projections into the cystic spaces and main pancreatic duct
Cytology images

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Metastatic tumor to pancreas - stromal cells show cytological atypia, with nuclear enlargement, irregular chromatin, irregular nuclear membrane

Positive stains
Electron microscopy description
  • Well developed myofilaments with dense bodies, pinocytic vesicles, basal lumina
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