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Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 1998 Jan;7(1):43-65.

Pathology of cancer of the pancreas.

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Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA.

Abstract

Although many have lumped nearly 20 different neoplasms under the umbrella term "cancer of the pancreas," each of these neoplasms is pathologically and clinically distinct. In addition, each may require a specific treatment and result in a different outcome. Understanding the pathology of pancreas cancer, therefore, forms the cornerstone for rational treatment and prognostication. This article describes the pathology of a number of primary, metastatic, and systemic cancers that can involve the pancreas. The clinical relevance of each gross and histologic tumor feature is emphasized.

PMID:
9443986
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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