cystic papillary pattern in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
Thursday 8 March 2012
A number of histologic patterns have been described, and the majority of these patterns are genetically and biologically related to conventional ductal adenocarcinomas.
The cystic papillary pattern of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is a unique morphologic pattern of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
The biology and genetics are no different from that of conventional ductal adenocarcinoma but are distinctly different from that of an intraductal papillary mucinous carcinoma, its closest morphologic mimic. (22367300)
Cystic Papillary Pattern in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma: A Heretofore Undescribed Morphologic Pattern That Mimics Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Carcinoma. Kelly PJ, Shinagare S, Sainani N, Hong X, Ferrone C, Yilmaz O, Fernández-Del Castillo C, Lauwers GY, Deshpande V. Am J Surg Pathol. 2012 Feb 24. PMID: 22367300