Vascular and ductal elastotic changes in pancreatic cancer.

  title={Vascular and ductal elastotic changes in pancreatic cancer.},
  author={Eleftheria Lakiotaki and Stratigoula P Sakellariou and Kostantinos Evangelou and George C. Liapis and Efstratios S. Patsouris and Ioanna Delladetsima},
  journal={APMIS : acta pathologica, microbiologica, et immunologica Scandinavica},
  volume={124 3},
This study aims to identify and define the type and frequency of elastotic alterations of vessels and ducts in pancreatic ductal carcinoma (PDAC) and evaluate its diagnostic significance. Representative tissue from 36 Whipple specimens, stained with Verhoeff's Van-Gieson, was studied focusing on the density and distribution of elastic fibers in walls of vessels and ducts, in perivascular and periductal tissue and in tumor stroma. Vessels and ducts within the carcinoma, at tumor periphery and in… CONTINUE READING