Table 101.2Histologic Classification of Epithelial Tumors of the Exocrine Pancreas

Malignant
Ductal adenocarcinoma*
Mucinous cystadenocarcinoma
Acinar carcinoma
Unclassified large cell carcinoma
Small cell carcinoma
Pancreatoblastoma
Uncertain malignant potential
Intraductal papillary neoplasm
Mucinous cystadenoma
Papillary cystic neoplasm
Benign
Serous cystadenoma
*

Variants include adenosquamous carcinoma, pleomorphic giant cell carcinoma, mucinous adenocarcinoma, and osteoclast-like giant cell carcinoma.

Previous names include intraductal mucin-hypersecreting neoplasm, duct ectatic mucinous cystadenoma or carcinoma, and mucinous ductal ectasia.

May exhibit uncontrolled local tumor growth, causing the designation “benign” to be questioned.

From: Chapter 101, Neoplasms of the Exocrine Pancreas

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