Papillary cystic tumor of the pancreas. A clinicopathologic study of 20 cases with cytologic, immunohistochemical, ultrastructural, and flow cytometric observations, and a review of the literature.

@article{Pettinato1992PapillaryCT,
  title={Papillary cystic tumor of the pancreas. A clinicopathologic study of 20 cases with cytologic, immunohistochemical, ultrastructural, and flow cytometric observations, and a review of the literature.},
  author={Guido Pettinato and Juan Carlos Manivel and Carlo Ravetto and Luigi Maria Terracciano and Edwin W. Gould and A S Di Tuoro and Waclaw B. Jaszcz and Jorge Albores-Saavedra},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={1992},
  volume={98 5},
  pages={478-88}
}
Twenty cases of papillary cystic tumor of the pancreas were studied (19 female patients, one male patient; median age, 19.5 years). Most tumors developed in the head or body of the pancreas as well-circumscribed, large masses. Gross examination showed that they were solid, cystic, and hemorrhagic. Preoperative fine-needle aspiration biopsy anticipated the diagnosis in four cases. Histologic examination showed that uniform cells formed solid sheets, and loss of cohesion produced pseudopapillae… CONTINUE READING