Exocrine carcinomas

Medullary carcinoma

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Last staff update: 23 October 2020

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PubMed Search: Medullary carcinoma pancreas

Deepali Jain, M.D.
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Cite this page: Jain D. Medullary carcinoma. website. Accessed February 3rd, 2023.
Definition / general
Gross description
  • Soft (since minimal desmoplastic stroma)
Microscopic (histologic) description
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Syncytial growth pattern

like features

A: extensive necrosis;
B: poorly differentiated
tumor with syncytial
growth pattern

A: nuclear staining for MLH1;
B: loss of expression of MSH2;
C: loss of expression of MSH6

Molecular / cytogenetics description
  • Usually no KRAS mutations but 20% have inactivation of DNA mismatch repair system
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