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Journal of Oncology
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 242016, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/242016
Case Report

Papillocystic Variant of Acinar Cell Pancreatic Carcinoma

1Department of Pathology, McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8N 3Z5
2Department of Gastroentrology, McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8N 3Z5
3Department of Surgery, McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8N 3Z5

Received 12 August 2009; Accepted 12 January 2010

Academic Editor: Jörg Kleeff

Copyright © 2010 Jasim Radhi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Acinar cell pancreatic carcinoma is a rare solid malignant neoplasm. Recent review of the literature showed occasional cases with papillary or papillocystic growth patterns, ranging from 2 to 5 cm in diameter. We report a large 10 cm pancreatic tumor with papillocystic pathology features involving the pancreatic head. The growth pattern of these tumors could be mistaken for intraductal papillary mucinous tumors or other pancreatic cystic neoplasms.