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1. Antoine M, Khitrik-Palchuk M, Saif MW: Long-term survival in a patient with acinar cell carcinoma of pancreas. A case report and review of literature. JOP; 2007;8(6):783-9
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  • [Title] Long-term survival in a patient with acinar cell carcinoma of pancreas. A case report and review of literature.
  • CONTEXT: Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas is a rare malignancy that may have acinar and endocrine differentiation.
  • Clinical practice guidelines exist for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
  • However, treatment protocols for acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas have not been standardized.
  • CASE REPORT: We describe a case of a 44-year-old woman presenting with low grade fever and mid-abdominal tenderness secondary to a pancreatic mass with acinar and endocrine differentiation metastatic to the liver.
  • The patient developed Clostridium difficile colitis and septic shock resulting in death 37 months after the diagnosis of acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas.
  • CONCLUSION: This is a case of acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas with an endocrine component, treated with multiple chemotherapeutic agents, in which the patient survived 37 months after diagnosis.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / drug therapy. Pancreatic Neoplasms / drug therapy

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  • (PMID = 17993731.001).
  • [ISSN] 1590-8577
  • [Journal-full-title] JOP : Journal of the pancreas
  • [ISO-abbreviation] JOP
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Italy
  • [Number-of-references] 28
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2. Jang SH, Choi SY, Min JH, Kim TW, Lee JA, Byun SJ, Lee JW: [A case of acinar cell carcinoma of pancreas, manifested by subcutaneous nodule as initial clinical symptom]. Korean J Gastroenterol; 2010 Feb;55(2):139-43
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  • [Title] [A case of acinar cell carcinoma of pancreas, manifested by subcutaneous nodule as initial clinical symptom].
  • Pancreas acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) accounts for only 1-2% of pancreatic exocrine malignant tumor.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / diagnosis. Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis. Subcutaneous Fat / pathology

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  • (PMID = 20168061.001).
  • [ISSN] 2233-6869
  • [Journal-full-title] The Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Korean J Gastroenterol
  • [Language] kor
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Korea (South)
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Synaptophysin; 68238-35-7 / Keratins
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3. Svrcek M, Lesurtel M, Lewin M, Afchain P, Fabre M, Scoazec JY, Parc R, Fléjou JF: [Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas with predominant intraductal growth: report of a case]. Gastroenterol Clin Biol; 2007 May;31(5):543-6
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  • [Title] [Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas with predominant intraductal growth: report of a case].
  • [Transliterated title] Carcinome à cellules acineuses du pancréas, de développement essentiellement intracanalaire: à propos d'un cas.
  • Acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) of the pancreas accounts for approximately 1% of all exocrine pancreatic tumours.
  • Abdominal computed tomography showed a hypodense, well-demarcated, heterogeneous lesion, in the head of the pancreas, measuring 4.2 cm in diameter.
  • There was a marked dilatation of the main pancreatic duct upstream, with tumour spreading within this duct.
  • The diagnosis of ACC was made on the fine needle aspiration cytology performed during endoscopic ultrasound examination.
  • On the pancreaticoduodenectomy specimen, the dilated main pancreatic duct (2.5 cm in diameter) was filled by an exophytic tumour.
  • Histological examination showed an ACC, with predominant intraductal growth (main and accessory pancreatic ducts), with pancreatic parenchymal and duodenal invasion.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / diagnosis. Pancreatic Ducts / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis

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  • (PMID = 17541347.001).
  • [ISSN] 0399-8320
  • [Journal-full-title] Gastroentérologie clinique et biologique
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Gastroenterol. Clin. Biol.
  • [Language] fre
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] France
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4. Hsu MY, Pan KT, Chu SY, Hung CF, Wu RC, Tseng JH: CT and MRI features of acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas with pathological correlations. Clin Radiol; 2010 Mar;65(3):223-9
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  • [Title] CT and MRI features of acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas with pathological correlations.
  • AIM: To document the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas and to correlate them with pathological findings to determine the unique imaging manifestations of this rare subtype tumour of the pancreas.
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 1986 to August 2008, six patients (five men and one woman, mean age 61.3 years) with histologically proven acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas underwent CT (n=6) and MRI (n=4) examinations.
  • RESULTS: The tumours were distributed in the head (n=4), body (n=1), and tail (n=1) of the pancreas.
  • In both CT and MRI, the tumours enhanced less than the adjacent normal pancreatic parenchyma.
  • CONCLUSION: Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas has distinct imaging features, and both CT and MRI are useful and complementary imaging methods.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Pancreatic Neoplasms. Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Pancreas, Exocrine. Retrospective Studies. Sex Distribution. alpha-Fetoproteins / metabolism

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  • [Copyright] Copyright (c) 2010 The Royal College of Radiologists. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • (PMID = 20152279.001).
  • [ISSN] 1365-229X
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical radiology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin Radiol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / alpha-Fetoproteins
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5. Peng HQ, Darwin P, Papadimitriou JC, Drachenberg CB: Liver metastases of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma with marked nuclear atypia and pleomorphism diagnosed by EUS FNA cytology: a case report with emphasis on FNA cytological findings. Cytojournal; 2006;3:29
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  • [Title] Liver metastases of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma with marked nuclear atypia and pleomorphism diagnosed by EUS FNA cytology: a case report with emphasis on FNA cytological findings.
  • BACKGROUND: Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas is a rare neoplasm.
  • Unlike ductal adenocarcinomas, endocrine tumors, and solid pseudopapillary tumors of the pancreas with their characteristic FNA cytological features, acinar cell carcinomas pose a particular diagnostic challenge by sharing many cytomorphologic features with endocrine tumors of the pancreas.
  • Computed tomography revealed a 7.8 x 7.3 cm irregular, partially cystic mass in the body and tail of the pancreas, and two lesions in the liver compatible with metastases.
  • FNA cytology revealed abundant, loosely cohesive clusters of malignant epithelial cells with vaguely acinar and trabecular formations.
  • A pancreatic endocrine tumor was suspected initially, but acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas was confirmed by immunohistochemistry, cytochemical and ultrastructural studies.
  • CONCLUSION: We describe a case of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma with unusual cytomorphologic features mimicking an endocrine tumor of pancreas, encountered in endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of a metastatic liver mass and discuss the diagnostic approach for this unusual pancreatic tumor in fine needle aspiration cytology.

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  • (PMID = 17196112.001).
  • [ISSN] 1742-6413
  • [Journal-full-title] CytoJournal
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cytojournal
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
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  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC1779360
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6. Lee JH, Lee KG, Park HK, Lee KS: [Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas in Korea--clinicopathologic analysis of 27 patients from korean literature and 2 cases from our hospital--]. Korean J Gastroenterol; 2010 Apr;55(4):245-51
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  • [Title] [Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas in Korea--clinicopathologic analysis of 27 patients from korean literature and 2 cases from our hospital--].
  • BACKGROUND/AIMS: Acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) of the pancreas is a rare malignancy.
  • ACC has been considered a cancer with poor prognosis due to frequent metastasis, a high recurrence rate, and low resectability.
  • RESULTS: ACC was more common in male, and age at diagnosis ranged from 25 to 68 years (median 54).
  • Liver was most common organ of metastasis at diagnosis and recurrence after operation.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / diagnosis. Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis

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  • (PMID = 20389178.001).
  • [ISSN] 1598-9992
  • [Journal-full-title] The Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Korean J Gastroenterol
  • [Language] kor
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Korea (South)
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor
  • [Number-of-references] 22
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7. Ikezoe M, Nishihara T, Yanagawa K, Kohro T, Yamai T, Ikezoe S, Yasunaga Y, Inui Y, Nishikawa M: A case of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma metastatic to skin. Rare Tumors; 2010;2(4):e62

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  • [Title] A case of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma metastatic to skin.
  • We report a rare case of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma with widespread metastases in a 68-year-old woman who presented with subcutaneous nodules as the initial symptom.
  • Computed tomography showed a pancreatic mass with hepatic tumors and enlarged lymph nodes besides ring-enhanced subcutaneous nodules.
  • Histological analysis of a colonic polypoid lesion revealed carcinoma with endocrine and acinar differentiation compatible with pancreatic origin.
  • Regrettably, she died of a cerebral infarction without any treatment, and autopsy findings confirmed our diagnosis.

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  • (PMID = 21234254.001).
  • [ISSN] 2036-3613
  • [Journal-full-title] Rare tumors
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Rare Tumors
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Italy
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC3019597
  • [Keywords] NOTNLM ; magnetic resonance diffusion-weighted imaging. / pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma / subcutaneous nodules / widespread metastases
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8. Takanami K, Abe K, Mitamura A, Miyazaki S, Abe K, Ishida K, Yamada S, Takahashi S: Two cases of 18 F-FDG PET/CT findings in acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas. Clin Nucl Med; 2009 Apr;34(4):209-12
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  • [Title] Two cases of 18 F-FDG PET/CT findings in acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas.
  • The patients consisted of a 60-year-old woman and a 72-year-old man with no significant symptoms, who were both referred to the hospital due to the presence of large pancreatic tumors.
  • They underwent F-18 FDG PET/CT and subsequently a pancreaticoduodenectomy and acinar cell carcinoma in the pancreas was proven histopathologically.
  • This report thus documents 2 cases of acinar cell carcinoma that showed contrasting histopathologic and F-18 FDG PET/CT findings.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / diagnosis. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / radionuclide imaging. Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 / pharmacology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis. Pancreatic Neoplasms / radionuclide imaging. Positron-Emission Tomography / methods. Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods

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  • (PMID = 19300048.001).
  • [ISSN] 1536-0229
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical nuclear medicine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin Nucl Med
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Contrast Media; 0Z5B2CJX4D / Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
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9. Morishima K, Hyodo M, Nihei Y, Sata N, Yasuda Y: [A case of acinar cell carcinoma of pancreas with liver metastases treated effectively by S-1]. Gan To Kagaku Ryoho; 2010 Jan;37(1):127-9
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  • [Title] [A case of acinar cell carcinoma of pancreas with liver metastases treated effectively by S-1].
  • A 65-year-old man underwent a total gastrectomy and distal pancreatectomy for acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas.
  • Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas is a rare and highly malignant tumor, and there are few reports regarding treatment with chemotherapy.
  • [MeSH-major] Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic / therapeutic use. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / therapy. Liver Neoplasms / drug therapy. Liver Neoplasms / secondary. Oxonic Acid / therapeutic use. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / therapy. Tegafur / therapeutic use

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  • (PMID = 20087046.001).
  • [ISSN] 0385-0684
  • [Journal-full-title] Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Gan To Kagaku Ryoho
  • [Language] jpn
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic; 0 / Drug Combinations; 150863-82-4 / S 1 (combination); 1548R74NSZ / Tegafur; 5VT6420TIG / Oxonic Acid
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10. Wisnoski NC, Townsend CM Jr, Nealon WH, Freeman JL, Riall TS: 672 patients with acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas: a population-based comparison to pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Surgery; 2008 Aug;144(2):141-8
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  • [Title] 672 patients with acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas: a population-based comparison to pancreatic adenocarcinoma.
  • BACKGROUND: Acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) is a rare cancer of the pancreas accounting for approximately 1% of nonendocrine tumors.
  • OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to evaluate a large population-based cohort of patients with ACC and compare their demographic factors and outcomes to those of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PA).
  • The mean age at the time of diagnosis was significantly lower for ACC than PA (56 years vs 70 years, P < .001).
  • Multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression model results suggested patients with ACC were less likely to die (hazard ratio = 0.241; 95% confidence interval, 0.22-0.27) than patients with PA after controlling for gender, race, stage, SEER region of diagnosis, and surgical resection status.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / pathology. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 18656619.001).
  • [ISSN] 1532-7361
  • [Journal-full-title] Surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Surgery
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
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11. Lakhani A, Maas L: Necrotizing panniculitis: a skin condition associated with acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas. South Med J; 2008 May;101(5):554-5
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  • [Title] Necrotizing panniculitis: a skin condition associated with acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas.
  • Pancreatic panniculitis (PP) is a rare cutaneous eruption that is associated with severe pancreatic disease.
  • Thorough investigation revealed stage IV acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas.
  • Panniculitis should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of inflamed appearing nodules and pustules with an erythematous base, particularly when they are progressive and unrelenting.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / complications. Pancreatic Neoplasms / complications. Panniculitis / etiology
  • [MeSH-minor] Amylases / blood. Cellulitis / diagnosis. Diagnosis, Differential. Exanthema / etiology. Humans. Lipase / blood. Male. Middle Aged. Necrosis

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  • (PMID = 18414166.001).
  • [ISSN] 1541-8243
  • [Journal-full-title] Southern medical journal
  • [ISO-abbreviation] South. Med. J.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] EC 3.1.1.3 / Lipase; EC 3.2.1.- / Amylases
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12. Stelow EB, Bardales RH, Shami VM, Woon C, Presley A, Mallery S, Lai R, Stanley MW: Cytology of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma. Diagn Cytopathol; 2006 May;34(5):367-72
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  • [Title] Cytology of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma.
  • Acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) of the pancreas is extremely uncommon and its cytologic features have rarely been described.
  • We describe the cytologic features of cases we have seen, review the literature regarding its cytologic features and discuss the pitfalls that may be encountered and the use of immunohistochemistry for its diagnosis.
  • We searched our databases for all cases of histologically confirmed pancreatic ACC which had undergone prior fine needle aspiration (FNA) of the primary pancreatic lesion.
  • Four cases of pancreatic ACC were found that had undergone FNA prior to histologic confirmation of the diagnoses.
  • All masses were in the head of the pancreas, 2 had apparent peri-pancreatic adenopathy and 1 had an apparent liver metastasis.
  • Original cytologic diagnoses included "acinar cell carcinoma," "pancreatic endocrine tumor," "favor neuroendocrine tumor, low-grade" and "non-diagnostic specimen."
  • The cytologic features included small to moderate-sized loose groups with numerous single cells, prominent acinar formation, little anisonucleosis and prominent nucleoli.
  • The cytologic features showed significant overlap with those of pancreatic endocrine tumors.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / secondary. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Biopsy, Fine-Needle. Female. Humans. Keratins / analysis. Liver Neoplasms / chemistry. Liver Neoplasms / secondary. Lymph Nodes / pathology. Male. Middle Aged. Pancreas / chemistry. Pancreas / pathology

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  • (PMID = 16604543.001).
  • [ISSN] 8755-1039
  • [Journal-full-title] Diagnostic cytopathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Diagn. Cytopathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 68238-35-7 / Keratins
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13. Imamura M, Kimura Y, Ito H, Nobuoka T, Koito K, Sasaki A, Hirata K: Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas with intraductal growth: report of a case. Surg Today; 2009;39(11):1006-9
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  • [Title] Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas with intraductal growth: report of a case.
  • Acinar cell carcinomas (ACCs) of the pancreas are rare neoplasms, accounting for approximately 1% of all exocrine pancreatic tumors.
  • This type of tumor is known to be aggressive, although the survival rates are somewhat better than they are for ductal carcinoma.
  • This report presents a case of ACC of the pancreas with intraductal papillary growth and lymph node metastasis.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / surgery. Neoplasm Invasiveness. Pancreatectomy / methods. Pancreatic Ducts / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde. Diagnosis, Differential. Endosonography. Female. Humans

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  • (PMID = 19882327.001).
  • [ISSN] 1436-2813
  • [Journal-full-title] Surgery today
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Surg. Today
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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14. Suzuki A, Sakaguchi T, Morita Y, Oishi K, Fukumoto K, Inaba K, Takehara Y, Baba S, Suzuki S, Konno H: Long-term survival after a repetitive surgical approach in a patient with acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas and recurrent liver metastases: report of a case. Surg Today; 2010 Jul;40(7):679-83
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  • [Title] Long-term survival after a repetitive surgical approach in a patient with acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas and recurrent liver metastases: report of a case.
  • Acinar cell carcinoma is a relatively rare malignant neoplasm, which represents 1%-2% of all pancreatic exocrine tumors.
  • This report concerns a case of a long-term survivor of metastatic acinar cell carcinoma who was successfully treated with repetitive surgery.
  • A 62-year-old man underwent a distal pancreatectomy for a pancreatic tumor, which was histologically diagnosed as an acinar cell carcinoma.
  • The patient has remained disease-free for 22 months since the last surgery and has survived 65 months since the initial diagnosis.
  • Although no consensus has been reached on surgery for metastatic acinar cell carcinoma, the current case has important implications for establishing an appropriate treatment strategy.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / surgery. Hepatectomy. Liver Neoplasms / surgery. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / surgery. Pancreatectomy. Pancreatic Neoplasms / surgery

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  • (PMID = 20582524.001).
  • [ISSN] 1436-2813
  • [Journal-full-title] Surgery today
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Surg. Today
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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15. Igarashi H, Shinozaki S, Mukada T: A case of acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas that formed extensive tumor thrombus of the portal vein. Clin J Gastroenterol; 2009 Apr;2(2):96-102

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  • [Title] A case of acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas that formed extensive tumor thrombus of the portal vein.
  • Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography revealed a large mass in the body and tail of the pancreas, which directly invaded the stomach and the spleen.
  • The specimens obtained from portal tumor thrombus were histologically compatible with acinar cell carcinoma.
  • Portal tumor thrombus is a rare condition in pancreatic tumors; however, it seems to be important to differentiate tumor thrombus from blood thrombus of the portal vein in order to know the true clinical stage and provide a suitable treatment.

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  • (PMID = 26192173.001).
  • [ISSN] 1865-7257
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical journal of gastroenterology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin J Gastroenterol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
  • [Keywords] NOTNLM ; Acinar cell carcinoma / Pancreas / Portal vein / Tumor thrombus
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16. Seth AK, Argani P, Campbell KA, Cameron JL, Pawlik TM, Schulick RD, Choti MA, Wolfgang CL: Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas: an institutional series of resected patients and review of the current literature. J Gastrointest Surg; 2008 Jun;12(6):1061-7
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  • [Title] Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas: an institutional series of resected patients and review of the current literature.
  • INTRODUCTION: Acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) is a rare, malignant neoplasm with a generally poor prognosis.
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Johns Hopkins pathology prospective database was reviewed from 1988 to 2006 to identify patients with pancreatic neoplasms possessing features of acinar cell differentiation.
  • Overall median survival and disease-free survival were 33 and 25 months, respectively, as compared to a median survival of 18 months for pancreatic adenocarcinoma.
  • CONCLUSION: Acinar cell carcinomas are rare, aggressive neoplasms that are difficult to diagnose and treat.
  • These lesions have a better prognosis than the more common pancreatic adenocarcinomas.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Pancreatectomy / methods. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology. Pancreaticoduodenectomy / methods

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  • (PMID = 17957440.001).
  • [ISSN] 1091-255X
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Gastrointest. Surg.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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17. Borowicz J, Morrison M, Hogan D, Miller R: Subcutaneous fat necrosis/panniculitis and polyarthritis associated with acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas: a rare presentation of pancreatitis, panniculitis and polyarthritis syndrome. J Drugs Dermatol; 2010 Sep;9(9):1145-50
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  • [Title] Subcutaneous fat necrosis/panniculitis and polyarthritis associated with acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas: a rare presentation of pancreatitis, panniculitis and polyarthritis syndrome.
  • He was under the care of hospice for end-stage acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas.
  • An incisional biopsy revealed lobular inflammation of subcutaneous fat, focal fat necrosis with saponification/ghost cells and scattered foreign-body type giant cells consistent with pancreatic fat necrosis/pancreatic panniculitis.
  • This is hypothesized to be initiated by autodigestion of subcutaneous fat secondary to systemic spillage of excess digestive pancreatic enzymes.
  • This report, along with the patient's clinical findings, was consistent with PPP syndrome: pancreatic disease, polyarthritis and panniculitis.
  • Although the pancreatic disease of PPP syndrome usually includes pancreatitis, this case represents a report of polyarthritis and panniculitis occurring in the presence of pancreatic carcinoma.
  • [MeSH-major] Arthritis / pathology. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / complications. Pancreatic Neoplasms / complications. Pancreatitis / complications. Panniculitis / pathology. Skin / pathology. Subcutaneous Fat / pathology


18. Kebir FZ, Lahmar A, Arfa N, Manai S, El Ouaer MA, Bouraoui S, Gouttalier C, Mezabi-Regaya S: Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas in a young patient with chronic pancreatitis. Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int; 2010 Feb;9(1):103-6
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  • [Title] Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas in a young patient with chronic pancreatitis.
  • BACKGROUND: Acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) is a rare malignancy of the pancreas arising from acinar cells.
  • Unlike ductal adenocarcinoma, this tumor rarely presents with pancreatitis.
  • METHODS: We present a case of ACC associated with chronic calcifying pancreatitis, and a review of the literature focusing on diagnosis and management.
  • CONCLUSIONS: The clinical presentation of ACC of the pancreas is not specific and the tumor can be under-diagnosed when associated with chronic pancreatitis.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / diagnosis. Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis. Pancreatitis, Chronic / complications

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  • (PMID = 20133240.001).
  • [ISSN] 1499-3872
  • [Journal-full-title] Hepatobiliary & pancreatic diseases international : HBPD INT
  • [ISO-abbreviation] HBPD INT
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] China
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19. Kolb-van Harten P, Rosien U, Klöppel G, Layer P: Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma with excessive alpha-fetoprotein expression. Pancreatology; 2007;7(4):370-2
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  • [Title] Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma with excessive alpha-fetoprotein expression.
  • We report a case of acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas associated with excessively elevated levels of serum alpha-fetoprotein (>32,000 ng/ml).
  • Abdominal computed tomography scan revealed a large pancreatic mass with infiltration of the splenic artery.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / metabolism. Pancreatic Neoplasms / metabolism. alpha-Fetoproteins / metabolism

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  • (PMID = 17703084.001).
  • [ISSN] 1424-3911
  • [Journal-full-title] Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.]
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pancreatology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Switzerland
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents; 0 / alpha-Fetoproteins; 0W860991D6 / Deoxycytidine; 50SG953SK6 / Mitomycin; B76N6SBZ8R / gemcitabine
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20. Vakiani E, Young RH, Carcangiu ML, Klimstra DS: Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas metastatic to the ovary: a report of 4 cases. Am J Surg Pathol; 2008 Oct;32(10):1540-5
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  • [Title] Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas metastatic to the ovary: a report of 4 cases.
  • We report 4 cases of acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas, 3 presenting as metastases in the ovary, the first report of this circumstance, which may pose a broad differential diagnosis and caused significant diagnostic difficulty in all the cases.
  • In 3 cases, the ovarian tumors were detected before the pancreatic tumor; in 1 case, a large abdominal mass and ovarian tumors were discovered synchronously.
  • Two cases had a predominant acinar growth pattern of cells with brightly eosinophilic, granular cytoplasm.
  • The main differential diagnostic consideration was well-differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasm (carcinoid tumor); positive immunostaining with antibodies against chymotrypsin and trypsin and negative immunostaining with antibodies against synaptophysin and chromogranin helped exclude this diagnosis.
  • We observed focal alpha-inhibin immunostaining in 2 cases, which may represent a potential diagnostic pitfall, as a Sertoli cell tumor or unusual granulosa cell tumor may also enter the differential diagnosis.
  • Inclusion of antibodies against the pancreatic enzymes chymotrypsin and trypsin in the immunohistochemical panel is critical in establishing the correct diagnosis and should be considered when evaluating ovarian tumors with architectural (mainly acinar) and cytologic (granular eosinophilic cytoplasm) characteristics that should bring a metastatic acinar cell carcinoma into consideration.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / secondary. Ovarian Neoplasms / secondary. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Middle Aged

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  • (PMID = 18724247.001).
  • [ISSN] 1532-0979
  • [Journal-full-title] The American journal of surgical pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am. J. Surg. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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21. Kawakami H, Kuwatani M, Onodera M, Hirano S, Kondo S, Nakanishi Y, Itoh T, Asaka M: Primary acinar cell carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater. J Gastroenterol; 2007 Aug;42(8):694-7

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  • [Title] Primary acinar cell carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater.
  • Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreatobiliary system is a relatively rare malignant neoplasm arising usually in the pancreatic parenchyma.
  • The patient underwent a curative surgical operation, and histopathological examination revealed that the tumor was confined to the ampulla of Vater with no continuity to the pancreatic parenchyma.
  • The tumor cells showed acinar or tubular arrangement with eosinophilic to basophilic granular cytoplasm, findings identical to those of acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas.
  • From these findings, we concluded that the tumor was primary acinar cell carcinoma arising in the ampulla of Vater, probably originating from heterotopic pancreatic tissue.
  • This is the first reported case of primary acinar cell carcinoma in the ampulla of Vater.
  • [MeSH-major] Ampulla of Vater. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / diagnosis. Common Bile Duct Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Biopsy. Diagnosis, Differential. Endosonography. Female. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Middle Aged. Pancreaticoduodenectomy / methods. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 17701134.001).
  • [ISSN] 0944-1174
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of gastroenterology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Gastroenterol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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22. Matos JM, Schmidt CM, Turrini O, Agaram NP, Niedergethmann M, Saeger HD, Merchant N, Johnson CS, Lillemoe KD, Grützmann R: Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma: a multi-institutional study. J Gastrointest Surg; 2009 Aug;13(8):1495-502
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  • [Title] Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma: a multi-institutional study.
  • INTRODUCTION: The presentation and outcome of patients with acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) of the pancreas compared to the more common ductal cell adenocarcinoma (DCA) may be distinct.
  • American Joint Commission on Cancer tumor stages were stage I (two), stage II (eight), stage III (four), and stage IV (three).
  • This is in contrast to 1,608 patients with ductal cell adenocarcinoma who underwent resection identified from recent literature reports where the average median survival was only 24 months.
  • CONCLUSION: Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas is rare and appears to have a presentation and outcome distinct from the more common pancreatic DCA.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use. Biopsy. Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde. Diagnosis, Differential. Follow-Up Studies. Germany / epidemiology. Humans. Incidence. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local. Neoplasm Staging. Pancreatectomy / methods. Prognosis. Prospective Studies. Survival Rate. United States / epidemiology

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  • (PMID = 19495891.001).
  • [ISSN] 1873-4626
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Gastrointest. Surg.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article; Multicenter Study
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents
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23. Chang SC, Liao JW, Lin YC, Liu CI, Wong ML: Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma with intracranial metastasis in a dog. J Vet Med Sci; 2007 Jan;69(1):91-3
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  • [Title] Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma with intracranial metastasis in a dog.
  • This report concerns a case of pancreatic carcinoma with widespread metastases to many organs including intracranial metastasis.
  • Based on gross and microscopic examination, the primary tumor cells were located in the left lobe of the pancreas and widespread metastasis was found into various organs, including the brain, lungs, liver, kidneys, tonsils, serosal surface of the esophagus, and submandibular, pulmonary hilar, mediastinal, and mesenteric lymph nodes.
  • This case indicates that pancreatic adenocarcinoma should be included in the differential diagnosis list when cervical neck masses are detected.

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  • (PMID = 17283409.001).
  • [ISSN] 0916-7250
  • [Journal-full-title] The Journal of veterinary medical science
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Vet. Med. Sci.
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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24. Tatli S, Mortele KJ, Levy AD, Glickman JN, Ros PR, Banks PA, Silverman SG: CT and MRI features of pure acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas in adults. AJR Am J Roentgenol; 2005 Feb;184(2):511-9
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  • [Title] CT and MRI features of pure acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas in adults.
  • OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe the CT and MRI features of pure acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas in adults.
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven patients (six women and five men; mean age, 64 years) with acinar cell carcinoma, documented by pathologic examination of resected specimens, underwent CT (n=9) or MRI (n=2) examinations.
  • In addition, they assessed the presence of calcification, pancreatic or bile duct dilation, and metastases.
  • RESULTS: Masses were distributed throughout the pancreas (head, n=5; body, n=2; and tail, n=4).
  • All masses enhanced less than the surrounding pancreas.
  • Common bile and pancreatic duct dilatation was present in two and three patients, respectively.
  • CONCLUSION: Pure acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas is usually an exophytic, oval or round, well-marginated, and hypovascular mass on CT and MRI.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 15671372.001).
  • [ISSN] 0361-803X
  • [Journal-full-title] AJR. American journal of roentgenology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] AJR Am J Roentgenol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Contrast Media
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25. La Rosa S, Franzi F, Marchet S, Finzi G, Clerici M, Vigetti D, Chiaravalli AM, Sessa F, Capella C: The monoclonal anti-BCL10 antibody (clone 331.1) is a sensitive and specific marker of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma and pancreatic metaplasia. Virchows Arch; 2009 Feb;454(2):133-42
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  • [Title] The monoclonal anti-BCL10 antibody (clone 331.1) is a sensitive and specific marker of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma and pancreatic metaplasia.
  • Acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) is a rare pancreatic cancer which may be difficult to distinguish from other solid nonadenocarcinoma tumors.
  • The diagnosis depends on the demonstration of acinar differentiation, obtained with antibodies recognizing various pancreatic enzymes that, although specific, show different sensitivity.
  • The C-terminal portion of the BCL10 protein shows homology with carboxyl ester hydrolase (CEH), an enzyme produced by pancreatic acinar cells.
  • We investigated the usefulness of a C-terminal BCL10 monoclonal antibody in the diagnosis of ACCs.
  • We examined normal pancreases and different pancreatic tumors including ACCs, mixed acinar-endocrine carcinomas, ductal adenocarcinomas, mucinous, serous, solid pseudopapillary, and endocrine neoplasms.
  • In addition, various normal tissues and cases of pancreatic metaplasia of the gastroesophageal mucosa, cases of ectopic pancreas, gastrointestinal endocrine tumors, salivary and breast acinic cell carcinomas, gastric adenocarcinomas with and without acinar differentiation, and hepatocellular carcinomas were studied.
  • BCL10 immunoreactivity paralleled that of CEH and was restricted to acinar cells of normal and ectopic pancreas, of pancreatic metaplasia, and of ACCs.
  • The anti-BCL10 antibody was more sensitive in detecting ACCs and pancreatic metaplasia than antibodies directed against other pancreatic enzymes.
  • We suggest using BCL10 antibody for diagnosing pancreatic tumors and whenever an acinar differentiation is suspected in gastrointestinal neoplastic and metaplastic lesions.
  • [MeSH-major] Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing / analysis. Antibodies, Monoclonal / immunology. Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / diagnosis. Pancreas / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis

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  • (PMID = 19066953.001).
  • [ISSN] 1432-2307
  • [Journal-full-title] Virchows Archiv : an international journal of pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Virchows Arch.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Germany
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing; 0 / Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0 / BCL10 protein, human; 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; EC 3.1.1.1 / Carboxylesterase
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26. Comper F, Antonello D, Beghelli S, Gobbo S, Montagna L, Pederzoli P, Chilosi M, Scarpa A: Expression pattern of claudins 5 and 7 distinguishes solid-pseudopapillary from pancreatoblastoma, acinar cell and endocrine tumors of the pancreas. Am J Surg Pathol; 2009 May;33(5):768-74
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  • [Title] Expression pattern of claudins 5 and 7 distinguishes solid-pseudopapillary from pancreatoblastoma, acinar cell and endocrine tumors of the pancreas.
  • Solid-pseudopapillary tumor (SPT) of the pancreas is characterized by a discohesive appearance of the neoplastic cells.
  • The nuclear localization of beta-catenin is also a feature of SPT that helps in differential diagnosis.
  • This latter includes pancreatic endocrine tumor (PET) as SPT may show neuroendocrine differentiation, and pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) and pancreatoblastoma (PB) that may often show nuclear beta-catenin staining.
  • However, the role of additional cell-cell adhesion systems remains to be elucidated in SPT, particularly that of claudins that are essential components of tight junctions showing modulated expression in diverse tumor types.
  • We studied 20 SPT, 20 nonfunctioning PET, 7 ACC, 2 PB, and their matched normal pancreas for the immunohistochemical expression of claudin family members 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7, beta-catenin and E-cadherin.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / chemistry. Membrane Proteins / analysis. Pancreas / chemistry. Pancreatic Neoplasms / chemistry. Tight Junctions / chemistry
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Cadherins / analysis. Child. Claudin-5. Claudins. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Predictive Value of Tests. Young Adult. beta Catenin / analysis

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  • (PMID = 19194274.001).
  • [ISSN] 1532-0979
  • [Journal-full-title] The American journal of surgical pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am. J. Surg. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / CDH1 protein, human; 0 / CLDN5 protein, human; 0 / CLDN7 protein, human; 0 / CTNNB1 protein, human; 0 / Cadherins; 0 / Claudin-5; 0 / Claudins; 0 / Membrane Proteins; 0 / beta Catenin
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27. Fujii M, Sato H, Ogasawara T, Ando T, Tsujii S, Nagahori J, Komatsu Y, Matsuoka A: [A case of liver metastasis of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma treated with S-1 and intra-arterial CDDP combination therapy]. Gan To Kagaku Ryoho; 2010 Oct;37(10):1987-90
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  • [Title] [A case of liver metastasis of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma treated with S-1 and intra-arterial CDDP combination therapy].
  • A 55-year-old man underwent a pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy in August 2006 because of acinar cell carcinoma of the head of the pancreas.
  • We suggest that combination chemotherapy with oral S-1 and intra-arterial CDDP can be effective treatments for pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / drug therapy. Cisplatin / therapeutic use. Liver Neoplasms / drug therapy. Oxonic Acid / therapeutic use. Pancreatic Neoplasms / drug therapy. Tegafur / therapeutic use

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  • (PMID = 20948270.001).
  • [ISSN] 0385-0684
  • [Journal-full-title] Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Gan To Kagaku Ryoho
  • [Language] jpn
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Drug Combinations; 150863-82-4 / S 1 (combination); 1548R74NSZ / Tegafur; 5VT6420TIG / Oxonic Acid; Q20Q21Q62J / Cisplatin
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28. Machado MC, Machado MA, Perini MV, Herman P, Jukemura J, Leite KR, Bacchella T: Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas: is the absence of neuroendocrine component related to a more malignant behavior? Hepatogastroenterology; 2008 Mar-Apr;55(82-83):708-10
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  • [Title] Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas: is the absence of neuroendocrine component related to a more malignant behavior?
  • BACKGROUND/AIMS: Acinar cell carcinomas are uncommon malignant tumors of the pancreas, accounting for 1-2% of all the cases of exocrine pancreatic tumor.
  • Some authors have estimated acinar cell tumors to be as aggressive as ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas whereas other series showed acinar cell tumors to have a favorable clinical outcome.
  • METHODOLOGY: With the aim to evaluate the possible relationship between the presence of neuroendocrine differentiation and behavior of these tumors, the authors reviewed all patients presenting acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas in the last 5 years with emphasis in the immunohistochemical evaluation.
  • This data suggests that this tumor is less aggressive than ductal adenocarcinoma and even with nodal involvement, long-term survival after complete resection can be achieved.
  • Due to the rarity of this pancreatic tumor, this relationship remains to be confirmed with a multicentric study including a larger number of patients.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 18613439.001).
  • [ISSN] 0172-6390
  • [Journal-full-title] Hepato-gastroenterology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Hepatogastroenterology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Greece
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29. Mizuno Y, Sumi Y, Nachi S, Ito Y, Marui T, Saji S, Matsutomo H: Acinar cell carcinoma arising from an ectopic pancreas. Surg Today; 2007;37(8):704-7
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  • [Title] Acinar cell carcinoma arising from an ectopic pancreas.
  • We herein report a rare case of ectopic pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) which presented as a submucosal tumor of the pylorus.
  • We diagnosed a gastrointestinal stromal tumor or malignant lymphoma preoperatively, and decided to perform an operation in order to confirm the diagnosis and select the optimal treatment.
  • Intraoperatively, the mass in the pylorus invaded the pancreatic head, and the lymph node in the hepatoduodenal ligament was swollen.
  • We performed a pancreaticoduodenectomy as a radical excision.
  • Histopathologically, the tumor was identified as pancreatic ACC with lymph node metastasis.
  • Because of the tumor location, we considered the tumor to have originated from the ectopic pancreatic tissue in the stomach.
  • This is only the second case of ACC originating from an ectopic pancreas reported in the literature.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology. Pylorus / pathology. Stomach Neoplasms / secondary

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  • (PMID = 17643220.001).
  • [ISSN] 0941-1291
  • [Journal-full-title] Surgery today
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Surg. Today
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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30. Khalili M, Wax BN, Reed WP, Schuss A, Drexler S, Weston SR, Katz DS: Radiology-pathology conference. Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas. Clin Imaging; 2006 Sep-Oct;30(5):343-6
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  • [Title] Radiology-pathology conference. Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas.
  • Acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) is a rare tumor that constitutes 1% of pancreatic neoplasms.
  • ACC is defined as a carcinoma exhibiting pancreatic enzyme production by neoplastic cells.
  • In this Radiology-Pathology Conference, the clinical presentation and imaging findings of a patient with ACC of the pancreas, along with the differential diagnosis, are reviewed.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / diagnosis. Intestinal Obstruction / diagnosis. Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis. Retroperitoneal Neoplasms / diagnosis

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  • (PMID = 16919557.001).
  • [ISSN] 0899-7071
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical imaging
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin Imaging
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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31. Radhi J, Tse F, Marcaccio M: Papillocystic variant of acinar cell pancreatic carcinoma. J Oncol; 2010;2010:242016

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  • [Title] Papillocystic variant of acinar cell pancreatic carcinoma.
  • Acinar cell pancreatic carcinoma is a rare solid malignant neoplasm.
  • 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.

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  • (PMID = 20204128.001).
  • [ISSN] 1687-8469
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Oncol
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  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
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32. Kitagami H, Kondo S, Hirano S, Kawakami H, Egawa S, Tanaka M: Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas: clinical analysis of 115 patients from Pancreatic Cancer Registry of Japan Pancreas Society. Pancreas; 2007 Jul;35(1):42-6
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  • [Title] Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas: clinical analysis of 115 patients from Pancreatic Cancer Registry of Japan Pancreas Society.
  • OBJECTIVES: Acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) of the pancreas is a rare tumor, and many aspects remain unclear because no large-scale clinical studies have been conducted.
  • METHODS: The present study investigated the clinical characteristics, treatment, and therapeutic outcomes of 115 patients registered in the Pancreatic Cancer Registry of the Japan Pancreas Society, and therapeutic plans were reviewed.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Confirming the diagnosis of ACC preoperatively is difficult, but this diagnosis should be kept in mind while planning surgery for ordinary pancreatic cancer.
  • Once the diagnosis has been confirmed, a possibility of surgical resection should be pursued to achieve better prognosis.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / mortality. Pancreatic Neoplasms / mortality. Registries / statistics & numerical data

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  • (PMID = 17575544.001).
  • [ISSN] 1536-4828
  • [Journal-full-title] Pancreas
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pancreas
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor
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33. Lin YC, Lee PH, Yao YT, Hsiao JK, Sheu JC, Chen CH: Alpha-fetoprotein-producing pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma. J Formos Med Assoc; 2007 Aug;106(8):669-72
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  • [Title] Alpha-fetoprotein-producing pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma.
  • A pancreatic tail tumor, instead of liver tumor, was detected.
  • He underwent elective distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy and the pathology turned out to be acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas.
  • No cancer recurrence was noted after 3 years of follow-up.
  • Alpha-fetoprotein is commonly used as a tumor marker to screen for hepatocellular carcinoma in high-risk patients.
  • However, elevated alpha-fetoprotein could occur in a much rarer disease, acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas.

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  • (PMID = 17711801.001).
  • [ISSN] 0929-6646
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Formos. Med. Assoc.
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Singapore
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / alpha-Fetoproteins
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34. Distler M, Rückert F, Dittert DD, Stroszczynski C, Dobrowolski F, Kersting S, Grützmann R: Curative resection of a primarily unresectable acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas after chemotherapy. World J Surg Oncol; 2009;7:22
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  • [Title] Curative resection of a primarily unresectable acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas after chemotherapy.
  • BACKGROUND: Acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) represents only 1-2% of pancreatic cancers and is a very rare malignancy.
  • At the time of diagnosis only 50% of the tumors appear to be resectable.
  • MRI-imaging showed a tumor within the head of the pancreas concomitant with Serum-Lipase and CA19-9.
  • Endosonographic fine needle biopsy confirmed an acinar cell carcinoma.
  • [MeSH-major] Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic / therapeutic use. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / drug therapy. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / surgery. Fluorouracil / therapeutic use. Pancreatic Neoplasms / drug therapy. Pancreatic Neoplasms / surgery

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  • (PMID = 19239719.001).
  • [ISSN] 1477-7819
  • [Journal-full-title] World journal of surgical oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] World J Surg Oncol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic; U3P01618RT / Fluorouracil
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2657786
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35. Illyés G, Luczay A, Benyó G, Kálmán A, Borka K, Köves K, Rácz K, Tulassay T, Schaff Z: Cushing's syndrome in a child with pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma. Endocr Pathol; 2007;18(2):95-102
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  • [Title] Cushing's syndrome in a child with pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma.
  • A case of pancreatic acinar cell tumor (ACC) is presented in a 10-year-old boy.
  • Biopsy of the mass showed a solid, poorly differentiated ACC of the pancreas.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / complications. Cushing Syndrome / etiology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / complications


36. Schmidt CM, Matos JM, Bentrem DJ, Talamonti MS, Lillemoe KD, Bilimoria KY: Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas in the United States: prognostic factors and comparison to ductal adenocarcinoma. J Gastrointest Surg; 2008 Dec;12(12):2078-86
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  • [Title] Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas in the United States: prognostic factors and comparison to ductal adenocarcinoma.
  • INTRODUCTION: Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) is a rare tumor with poorly defined prognosis.
  • OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to compare a large population of patients with ACC to pancreatic ductal cell adenocarcinoma (DCC) in order to determine distinguishing characteristics and to assess survival.
  • METHODS: Patients were identified from the National Cancer Database.
  • Patients with ACC were more likely to be male, white, and have larger tumor size, no nodal involvement, or pancreatic tail tumors.
  • Aggressive surgical resection with negative margins is associated with long-term survival in these more favorable pancreatic cancers.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / epidemiology. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / surgery. Pancreatic Neoplasms / epidemiology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal / epidemiology. Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal / pathology. Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal / surgery. Chi-Square Distribution. Female. Humans. Lymphatic Metastasis. Male. Middle Aged. Pancreatectomy. Prognosis. ROC Curve. Regression Analysis. Statistics, Nonparametric. Survival Rate. Treatment Outcome. United States / epidemiology

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  • (PMID = 18836784.001).
  • [ISSN] 1873-4626
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Gastrointest. Surg.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
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37. Ban D, Shimada K, Sekine S, Sakamoto Y, Kosuge T, Kanai Y, Hiraoka N: Pancreatic ducts as an important route of tumor extension for acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas. Am J Surg Pathol; 2010 Jul;34(7):1025-36
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  • [Title] Pancreatic ducts as an important route of tumor extension for acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas.
  • Acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) of the pancreas is very rare, which usually grows expansively.
  • Recently, a variant of ACC with predominant growth in the pancreatic ducts has been proposed, and is speculated to have potentially less aggressive behavior.
  • The aim of this study was to investigate how the pancreatic duct system is related to the growth and extension of ACC.
  • We reviewed the detailed gross and histologic features of 13 cases of ACC, of which 7 (54%) showed intraductal polypoid growth (IPG) of the tumor in the large pancreatic ducts with a mean IPG length of 24.8 mm.
  • Tumors with IPG were found to spread characteristically along the pancreatic ducts as extending polypoid projections, filling the ducts and destroying the duct walls, although tumors did not tend to extend beyond the pancreatic parenchyma.
  • Comparison of the clinicopathologic characteristics showed that ACC with IPG had less infiltrative features including lymphatic, venous, and neural invasion, formation of tumor thrombus in the portal vein, nodal metastasis, and invasion beyond the pancreas to the surrounding organs; death in only 1 case (14%) of ACC with IPG was the result of ACC itself.
  • Intraductal dissemination of ACC in pancreatic ducts was proven in 1 case of ACC with IPG.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / secondary. Pancreatic Ducts / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 20534994.001).
  • [ISSN] 1532-0979
  • [Journal-full-title] The American journal of surgical pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am. J. Surg. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor
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38. Seki Y, Okusaka T, Ikeda M, Morizane C, Ueno H: Four cases of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma treated with gemcitabine or S-1 as a single agent. Jpn J Clin Oncol; 2009 Nov;39(11):751-5
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  • [Title] Four cases of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma treated with gemcitabine or S-1 as a single agent.
  • Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) is a comparatively rare tumor and account for approximately 1% of all cases of pancreatic cancer.
  • There are no established treatments for unresectable pancreatic ACC.
  • Prospective clinical trials are necessary to confirm the effectiveness of fluoropyrimidine for the treatment of pancreatic ACC.
  • [MeSH-major] Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic / therapeutic use. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / drug therapy. Deoxycytidine / analogs & derivatives. Oxonic Acid / therapeutic use. Pancreatic Neoplasms / drug therapy. Tegafur / therapeutic use

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  • (PMID = 19666905.001).
  • [ISSN] 1465-3621
  • [Journal-full-title] Japanese journal of clinical oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Jpn. J. Clin. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic; 0 / Drug Combinations; 0W860991D6 / Deoxycytidine; 150863-82-4 / S 1 (combination); 1548R74NSZ / Tegafur; 5VT6420TIG / Oxonic Acid; B76N6SBZ8R / gemcitabine
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39. Sabbagh C, Fuks D, Chatelain D, Flamant M, Delcenserie R, Yzet T, Regimbeau JM: [Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas: a rare tumor with particular clinical and paraclinical presentation]. Rev Med Interne; 2008 Dec;29(12):1046-9
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  • [Title] [Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas: a rare tumor with particular clinical and paraclinical presentation].
  • [Transliterated title] Carcinome à cellules acineuses du pancréas : une tumeur rare avec des caractéristiques cliniques et paracliniques particulières.
  • Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas is a rare tumour with specific clinical and paraclinical presentation.

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  • (PMID = 18433943.001).
  • [ISSN] 0248-8663
  • [Journal-full-title] La Revue de medecine interne
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Rev Med Interne
  • [Language] FRE
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] France
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic; 6PLQ3CP4P3 / Etoposide; Q20Q21Q62J / Cisplatin
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40. Mueller SB, Micke O, Herbst H, Schaefer U, Willich N: Alpha-fetoprotein-positive carcinoma of the pancreas: a case report. Anticancer Res; 2005 May-Jun;25(3A):1671-4
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  • [Title] Alpha-fetoprotein-positive carcinoma of the pancreas: a case report.
  • We report on the case of a 19-year-old male with an alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)-producing acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas.
  • Originally, AFP was thought to be specific to hepatocellular carcinoma and germ cell tumours.
  • Rare cases of acinar cell carcinomas of the pancreas were found to express AFP.
  • When present, AFP expression is useful for diagnosis and as a marker for monitoring therapeutic response and recurrence of the disease.
  • [MeSH-major] Pancreatic Neoplasms / metabolism. alpha-Fetoproteins / metabolism

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  • (PMID = 16033080.001).
  • [ISSN] 0250-7005
  • [Journal-full-title] Anticancer research
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Anticancer Res.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Greece
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / alpha-Fetoproteins
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41. Kataoka Y, Nio Y, Yano S, Koike M, Hashimoto K, Itakura M, Itagaki T, Nishi T, Endo S, Higami T: [Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma successfully treated with combination of oral TS-1 and intra-arterial cisplatin]. Gan To Kagaku Ryoho; 2006 Apr;33(4):525-8
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  • [Title] [Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma successfully treated with combination of oral TS-1 and intra-arterial cisplatin].
  • Pancreatic acinar cell carcinomas are rare, and little is reported on their chemotherapy.
  • We report a 49-year old male patient with pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma and multiple liver metastases, which responded to oral TS-1 and hepatic arterial infusion of cisplatin.
  • The patient underwent a partial hepatectomy, MCT abrasions and excision of the pancreatic tumor.
  • Postoperative pathological studies revealed metastases of acinar cell carcinoma to the liver and lymph nodes; the primary lesion was undetermined.
  • Abdominal CT one year after surgery revealed a pancreatic body tumor, which was surgically removed.
  • Pathological studies showed primary pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma, while previous metastases remained under control.
  • To summarize, TS-1 and cisplatin can be effective treatments for pancreatic acinar cell carcinomas.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / drug therapy. Pancreatic Neoplasms / drug therapy

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  • (PMID = 16612167.001).
  • [ISSN] 0385-0684
  • [Journal-full-title] Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Gan To Kagaku Ryoho
  • [Language] jpn
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Drug Combinations; 0 / Pyridines; 150863-82-4 / S 1 (combination); 1548R74NSZ / Tegafur; 5VT6420TIG / Oxonic Acid; Q20Q21Q62J / Cisplatin
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42. Poelman SM, Nguyen K: Pancreatic panniculitis associated with acinar cell pancreatic carcinoma. J Cutan Med Surg; 2008 Jan-Feb;12(1):38-42
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  • [Title] Pancreatic panniculitis associated with acinar cell pancreatic carcinoma.
  • BACKGROUND: Pancreatic panniculitis is a rare entity, occurring in less than 2% of patients with pancreatic disorders.
  • Skin manifestations may precede the diagnosis of a pancreatic disease by many months.
  • When treatable, correction of the underlying pancreatic disorder may lead to prompt resolution of the panniculitis.
  • The clinical and histologic features of pancreatic panniculitis are discussed, with a brief review of the differential diagnosis and clinical approach to panniculitis.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Pancreatic panniculitis is a recognizable clinical entity with characteristic histologic features that may resolve with treatment of the underlying pancreatic disorder.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / diagnosis. Pancreatic Diseases / diagnosis. Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis. Panniculitis / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Algorithms. Diagnosis, Differential. Fatal Outcome. Humans. Leg. Male

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  • [ISSN] 1203-4754
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Cutan Med Surg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Number-of-references] 31
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43. Dewald GW, Smyrk TC, Thorland EC, McWilliams RR, Van Dyke DL, Keefe JG, Belongie KJ, Smoley SA, Knutson DL, Fink SR, Wiktor AE, Petersen GM: Fluorescence in situ hybridization to visualize genetic abnormalities in interphase cells of acinar cell carcinoma, ductal adenocarcinoma, and islet cell carcinoma of the pancreas. Mayo Clin Proc; 2009 Sep;84(9):801-10
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  • [Title] Fluorescence in situ hybridization to visualize genetic abnormalities in interphase cells of acinar cell carcinoma, ductal adenocarcinoma, and islet cell carcinoma of the pancreas.
  • OBJECTIVE: To use fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) to visualize genetic abnormalities in interphase cell nuclei (interphase FISH) of acinar cell carcinoma, ductal adenocarcinoma, and islet cell carcinoma of the pancreas.
  • PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between April 4, 2007, and December 4, 2008, interphase FISH was used to study paraffin-embedded preparations of tissue obtained from 18 patients listed in the Mayo Clinic Biospecimen Resource for Pancreas Research with a confirmed diagnosis of acinar cell carcinoma, ductal adenocarcinoma, islet cell carcinoma, or pancreas without evidence of neoplasia.
  • RESULTS: FISH abnormalities were observed in 12 (80%) of 15 patients with pancreatic cancer: 5 of 5 patients with acinar cell carcinoma, 5 of 5 patients with ductal adenocarcinoma, and 2 (40%) of 5 patients with islet cell carcinoma.
  • All 3 specimens of pancreatic tissue without neoplasia had normal FISH results.
  • Gains of CTNNB1 due to trisomy 3 occurred in each tumor with acinar cell carcinoma but in none of the other tumors in this study.
  • FISH abnormalities of all other cancer genes studied were observed in all forms of pancreatic tumors in this investigation.
  • CONCLUSION: FISH abnormalities of CTNNB1 due to trisomy 3 were observed only in acinar cell carcinoma.
  • FISH abnormalities of genes implicated in familial cancer, tumor progression, and the 5-fluorouracil pathway were common but were not associated with specific types of pancreatic cancer.

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  • (PMID = 19720778.001).
  • [ISSN] 1942-5546
  • [Journal-full-title] Mayo Clinic proceedings
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Mayo Clin. Proc.
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Grant] United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / P50 CA102701; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / P50 CA102701-07; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / R01 CA097075; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / R01 CA97075
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2735430
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44. Chung WJ, Byun JH, Lee SS, Lee MG: Imaging findings in a case of mixed acinar-endocrine carcinoma of the pancreas. Korean J Radiol; 2010 May-Jun;11(3):378-81
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  • [Title] Imaging findings in a case of mixed acinar-endocrine carcinoma of the pancreas.
  • Mixed acinar-endocrine carcinoma (MAEC) of the pancreas is extremely uncommon.
  • We report here a rare case of MAEC of the pancreas presenting as watery diarrhea.
  • This is the first report in the English-language literature that describes the imaging findings of MAEC of the pancreas, including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and MR cholangiopancreatography features.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / radiography. Endocrine Gland Neoplasms / pathology. Endocrine Gland Neoplasms / radiography. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / radiography
  • [MeSH-minor] Cholangiopancreatography, Magnetic Resonance / methods. Diagnosis, Differential. Diarrhea. Female. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods. Middle Aged. Pancreas / pathology. Pancreas / radiography. Pancreas / surgery. Pancreatectomy. Splenectomy. Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods

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  • (PMID = 20461195.001).
  • [ISSN] 2005-8330
  • [Journal-full-title] Korean journal of radiology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Korean J Radiol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Korea (South)
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2864868
  • [Keywords] NOTNLM ; Endocrine / Exocrine / Mixed acinar-endocrine carcinoma / Pancreas
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45. Tapia B, Ahrens W, Kenney B, Touloukian R, Reyes-Múgica M: Acinar cell carcinoma versus solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas in children: a comparison of two rare and overlapping entities with review of the literature. Pediatr Dev Pathol; 2008 Sep-Oct;11(5):384-90
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  • [Title] Acinar cell carcinoma versus solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas in children: a comparison of two rare and overlapping entities with review of the literature.
  • Primary epithelial tumors of the pancreas are extremely uncommon in children, and among these, acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) is the most rare.
  • The histologic diagnosis of ACC was supported by both immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy.
  • Despite its rarity, ACC should be kept in the differential diagnosis of pediatric pancreatic exocrine tumors.
  • We also provide a comparison with an example of solid pseudopapillary tumor, another relatively infrequent epithelial tumor of the pancreas in the young.
  • We review the relevant literature addressing the clinical and pathologic features of ACC and its distinction from other pancreatic neoplasms.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / diagnosis. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Pancreatic Cyst / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Child. Diagnosis, Differential. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Male. Pancreatectomy. Treatment Outcome. alpha 1-Antitrypsin / metabolism

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  • (PMID = 19006424.001).
  • [ISSN] 1093-5266
  • [Journal-full-title] Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pediatr. Dev. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / SERPINA1 protein, human; 0 / alpha 1-Antitrypsin
  • [Number-of-references] 37
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46. Sorscher SM: Metastatic acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas responding to gemcitabine, 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin therapy: a case report. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl); 2009 May;18(3):318-9
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  • [Title] Metastatic acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas responding to gemcitabine, 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin therapy: a case report.
  • Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas is rare tumour with a generally poor prognosis.
  • In this case report, a patient with metastatic acinar cell carcinoma in the liver developed progressive disease after cisplatin/etoposide and then had progressive disease after weekly paclitaxel chemotherapy.
  • This case represents the first reported metastatic acinar cell carcinoma responding to this regimen.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / drug therapy. Liver Neoplasms / drug therapy. Pancreatic Neoplasms

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  • (PMID = 19445023.001).
  • [ISSN] 1365-2354
  • [Journal-full-title] European journal of cancer care
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Eur J Cancer Care (Engl)
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0W860991D6 / Deoxycytidine; 12001-76-2 / Vitamin B Complex; B76N6SBZ8R / gemcitabine; Q573I9DVLP / Leucovorin; U3P01618RT / Fluorouracil
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47. Sipos B, Klöppel G: [Acinar cell carcinomas and pancreatoblastomas: related but not the same]. Pathologe; 2005 Feb;26(1):37-40
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  • [Title] [Acinar cell carcinomas and pancreatoblastomas: related but not the same].
  • Acinar cell carcinomas and pancreatoblastomas are malignant tumors of the pancreas, showing predominantly acinar differentiation characterized by the immunohistochemical expression of pancreatic enzymes.
  • Histologically, they usually display acinar and/or solid patterns, but may occasionally also exhibit cystic structures.
  • Acinar cell carcinomas predominantly occur in adults, pancreatoblastomas in children.
  • Pancreatoblastomas, in contrast to acinar cell carcinomas, are potentially curable.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Cell Differentiation. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Male. Prognosis. Sex Characteristics

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  • (PMID = 15614488.001).
  • [ISSN] 0172-8113
  • [Journal-full-title] Der Pathologe
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pathologe
  • [Language] ger
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
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48. Minakawa K, Oka K, Nihei T, Sando N, Oikawa H, Toda J, Hosokawa Y, Matsumoto T, Yanagisawa A: Pancreatic endocrine tumor with partial acinar cell differentiation. APMIS; 2006 Oct;114(10):720-5
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  • [Title] Pancreatic endocrine tumor with partial acinar cell differentiation.
  • We examined a 70-year-old woman in whom a pancreatic endocrine tumor with partial acinar cell differentiation had been diagnosed.
  • The tumor was located in the pancreatic tail and measured 12.5 x 9.5 x 8 cm.
  • The cells had proliferated in islet-like solid medullary, trabecular, acinar, and papillary patterns.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / diagnosis. Carcinoma, Islet Cell / diagnosis. Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / diagnosis. Pancreas / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis

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  • (PMID = 17004975.001).
  • [ISSN] 0903-4641
  • [Journal-full-title] APMIS : acta pathologica, microbiologica, et immunologica Scandinavica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] APMIS
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Denmark
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Synaptophysin; 0 / alpha 1-Antitrypsin
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49. Mataki Y, Shinchi H, Kurahara H, Maemura K, Minami K, Setoyama T, Ueno S, Sakoda M, Yamamoto T, Takao S, Natsugoe S: [A case of acinar cell carcinoma diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration prior to surgical treatment]. Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi; 2010 Aug;107(8):1328-34
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  • [Title] [A case of acinar cell carcinoma diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration prior to surgical treatment].
  • She was given a diagnosis of acute pancreatitis and treated with intravenous infusion.
  • After recovering, abdominal enhanced-CT showed a low density area in the head of the pancreas, measuring 2 cm in maximum dimension.
  • Endoscopic ultrasound guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) revealed acinar cell carcinoma (ACC).
  • The definitive diagnosis, based on the histopathological examinations including immunohistochemical staining, was ACC.
  • ACC of the pancreas is extremely rare, occurring in approximately 1% of all cases of pancreatic neoplasm.
  • [MeSH-major] Biopsy, Fine-Needle / methods. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Endosonography. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 20693758.001).
  • [ISSN] 0446-6586
  • [Journal-full-title] Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai zasshi = The Japanese journal of gastro-enterology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi
  • [Language] jpn
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Japan
  • [Number-of-references] 26
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50. Martin SK, Agarwal G, Lynch GR: Subcutaneous fat necrosis as the presenting feature of a pancreatic carcinoma: the challenge of differentiating endocrine and acinar pancreatic neoplasms. Pancreas; 2009 Mar;38(2):219-22
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  • [Title] Subcutaneous fat necrosis as the presenting feature of a pancreatic carcinoma: the challenge of differentiating endocrine and acinar pancreatic neoplasms.
  • The association between pancreatic panniculitis and pancreatic disease is well described, but differentiation among the neoplastic causes of the syndrome remains difficult due to substantial overlap in histological and immunohistochemical features.
  • We report a case of subcutaneous fat necrosis as the presenting feature in a 61-year-old man with metastatic carcinoma of pancreatic origin.
  • Previous pathological evaluation of the patient's liver biopsy led to an initial diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of unknown primary site.
  • One month later, the patient presented with pancreatic panniculitis, prompting further investigation.
  • Immunohistochemistry was consistent with neuroendocrine differentiation, but the patient rapidly decompensated and died before the evaluation was complete, leaving the definitive diagnosis in question.
  • In our review of the published reports of tumor types associated with pancreatic panniculitis, we found that immunohistochemical staining and electron microscopy can and should be used in conjunction with clinical correlation to accurately differentiate neuroendocrine tumors from carcinomas with acinar cell features.
  • Accurate diagnosis of these tumors is necessary to determine prognosis and define appropriate therapy.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Fat Necrosis / pathology. Neuroendocrine Tumors / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology. Panniculitis / pathology. Skin / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Diagnosis, Differential. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Male. Middle Aged

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  • (PMID = 19238022.001).
  • [ISSN] 1536-4828
  • [Journal-full-title] Pancreas
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pancreas
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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51. Chen Y, Yu G, Ma D, Ni C, Zhu M: Microadenocarcinoma of the pancreas. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol; 2009 Dec;21(12):1373-8
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  • [Title] Microadenocarcinoma of the pancreas.
  • BACKGROUND: Microadenocarcinoma (MA) of the pancreas is a rare kind of neoplasm, whose status as an independent tumor entity is still a matter of controversy.
  • Cells of MA were morphologically uniform and were less pleomorphic than those of the ductal adenocarcinoma.
  • Immunohistochemistry revealed that MA, though with a certain extent of epithelial differentiation, possesses a different immunological phenotype from those of ductal carcinoma, acinar cell carcinoma, and endocrine tumors.
  • Genetic analysis showed no abnormality of p53, K-ras, and beta-catenin, which were usually mutated in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
  • CONCLUSION: Therefore, we suggest that MA should be taken as an independent tumor entity rather than a kind of growth pattern, but a final decision should be reached after cautious differential diagnosis of other kinds of pancreatic neoplasms.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 19916245.001).
  • [ISSN] 1473-5687
  • [Journal-full-title] European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
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52. Nishii T, Amano R, Nakao S, Doi Y, Yamada N, Ohira M, Hirakawa K: [A case of liver metastasis of mixed acinar-endocrine carcinoma treated with various loco-regional cancer therapies]. Gan To Kagaku Ryoho; 2008 Nov;35(12):2126-8
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  • [Title] [A case of liver metastasis of mixed acinar-endocrine carcinoma treated with various loco-regional cancer therapies].
  • Mixed acinar-endocrine carcinoma of pancreas is a very rare tumor.
  • We report a 60s female patient with pancreatic mixed acinar-endocrine carcinoma and liver metastasis.
  • The patient admitted for further examination of pancreatic head mass.
  • Computed tomography scan of abdomen showed a large tumor in pancreatic head and liver tumor.
  • We conducted a pylorus-preserved pancreatoduodenectomy with resection of the portal vein on the diagnosis of acinar cell carcinoma by fine needle aspiration biopsy.
  • Pathological examination showed a mixed acinar-endocrine carcinoma.
  • Following the operation, the liver metastasis was controlled with various loco-regional cancer therapies.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / drug therapy. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Liver Neoplasms / drug therapy. Liver Neoplasms / secondary. Pancreatic Neoplasms / drug therapy. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 19106545.001).
  • [ISSN] 0385-0684
  • [Journal-full-title] Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Gan To Kagaku Ryoho
  • [Language] jpn
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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53. Mulkeen AL, Yoo PS, Cha C: Less common neoplasms of the pancreas. World J Gastroenterol; 2006 May 28;12(20):3180-5
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  • [Title] Less common neoplasms of the pancreas.
  • Recently, there has been an increased recognition of neoplasms of the pancreas other than ductal adenocarcinoma.
  • Although not as well studied or characterized as pancreatic adenocarcinoma there are many distinct lesions which exhibit diverse biological behaviors and varying degrees of malignancy.
  • These lesions include: endocrine neoplasms, cystic tumors, solid pseudopapillary tumors, acinar cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, primary lymphoma of the pancreas, and metastatic lesions to the pancreas.
  • This review article discusses the clinical course, diagnosis, and treatment of these less common, but quite relevant, neoplasms of the pancreas.
  • [MeSH-major] Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis. Pancreatic Neoplasms / therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / diagnosis. Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / therapy. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / diagnosis. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / therapy. Carcinoma, Papillary / diagnosis. Carcinoma, Papillary / therapy. Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / diagnosis. Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / therapy. Cystadenoma, Mucinous / diagnosis. Cystadenoma, Mucinous / therapy. Cystadenoma, Serous / diagnosis. Cystadenoma, Serous / therapy. Endocrine Gland Neoplasms / diagnosis. Endocrine Gland Neoplasms / therapy. Humans. Lymphoma / diagnosis. Lymphoma / therapy

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  • (PMID = 16718837.001).
  • [ISSN] 1007-9327
  • [Journal-full-title] World journal of gastroenterology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] World J. Gastroenterol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] China
  • [Number-of-references] 51
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54. Stelow EB, Woon C, Pambuccian SE, Thrall M, Stanley MW, Lai R, Mallery S, Gulbahce HE: Fine-needle aspiration cytology of pancreatic somatostatinoma: the importance of immunohistochemistry for the cytologic diagnosis of pancreatic endocrine neoplasms. Diagn Cytopathol; 2005 Aug;33(2):100-5
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  • [Title] Fine-needle aspiration cytology of pancreatic somatostatinoma: the importance of immunohistochemistry for the cytologic diagnosis of pancreatic endocrine neoplasms.
  • Pancreatic somatostatinoma is a rare pancreatic endocrine neoplasm representing as little as 1% of pancreatic endocrine neoplasms (PENs).
  • The histologic features of this tumor are like those of other PENs, except that it commonly forms acinar structures and often has cells with abundant, granular cytoplasm.
  • We discuss the cytologic and immunohistochemical findings of these two cases and the cytologic similarities these neoplasms share with pancreatic acinar-cell carcinoma (PACC).
  • We review the cytologic features of PEN and PACC and discuss the importance of cell block immunohistochemistry in the diagnosis of pancreatic neoplasia sampled by EUS-guided FNA.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 16007666.001).
  • [ISSN] 8755-1039
  • [Journal-full-title] Diagnostic cytopathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Diagn. Cytopathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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55. Volkan Adsay N: Cystic lesions of the pancreas. Mod Pathol; 2007 Feb;20 Suppl 1:S71-93
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  • [Title] Cystic lesions of the pancreas.
  • Although cystic tumors of the pancreas are relatively rare, they constitute an increasingly important category.
  • Advances in imaging and interventional techniques and the sharp drop in the mortality rate of pancreatic surgery have rendered pancreatic biopsies and resections commonplace specimens.
  • Consensus criteria for the distinction of these from the ordinary precursors of adenocarcinoma, the pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia, were established.
  • The definition of mucinous cystic neoplasms was refined; ovarian-like stroma has now become almost a requirement for the diagnosis of mucinous cystic neoplasia, and defined as such, the propensity of these tumors to occur in perimenopausal women became even more striking.
  • The validity and clinical value of classifying the pancreatic cysts of mucinous type as adenoma, borderline, CIS and invasive have been established.
  • Greater accessibility of the pancreas afforded by improved invasive as well as noninvasive modalities has also increased the detection of otherwise clinically silent cystic tumors, which has led to the recognition of more innocuous entities such as acinar cell cystadenoma and squamoid cyst of pancreatic ducts.
  • Thus, significant developments have taken place in the classification and our understanding of pancreatic cystic tumors in the past few years, and experience with these lesions is likely to grow exponentially in the coming years.
  • [MeSH-major] Cystadenocarcinoma, Mucinous / pathology. Cystadenocarcinoma, Papillary / pathology. Pancreas / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology. Pancreatic Pseudocyst / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenoma / pathology. Carcinoma in Situ / pathology. Humans. Pancreatic Ducts / pathology. Precancerous Conditions

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  • (PMID = 17486054.001).
  • [ISSN] 0893-3952
  • [Journal-full-title] Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Mod. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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56. Reske SN: [PET and PET-CT of malignant tumors of the exocrine pancreas]. Radiologe; 2009 Feb;49(2):131-6
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  • [Title] [PET and PET-CT of malignant tumors of the exocrine pancreas].
  • [Transliterated title] PET und PET-CT maligner Tumoren des exokrinen Pankreas.
  • Adenocarcinomas of the pancreas represent the majority (>95%) of all malignant pancreatic tumors.
  • They are formed from malignant degeneration of the exocrine part of the pancreas.
  • Cystic acinar tumors are much rarer and originate from secretion-producing parenchymal cells of the pancreas.
  • Endocrine tumors of the pancreas will not be dealt with in this context.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / diagnostic imaging. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / diagnostic imaging. Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal / diagnostic imaging. Image Processing, Computer-Assisted. Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging. Positron-Emission Tomography. Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • [MeSH-minor] Diagnosis, Differential. Disease Progression. Fluorodeoxyglucose F18. Humans. Lymphatic Metastasis / diagnostic imaging. Lymphatic Metastasis / pathology. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnostic imaging. Neoplasm Staging. Pancreas / diagnostic imaging. Pancreas / pathology. Sensitivity and Specificity

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  • (PMID = 19219476.001).
  • [ISSN] 1432-2102
  • [Journal-full-title] Der Radiologe
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Radiologe
  • [Language] ger
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Germany
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0Z5B2CJX4D / Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • [Number-of-references] 43
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57. Ballas KD, Rafailidis SF, Demertzidis C, Alatsakis MB, Pantzaki A, Sakadamis AK: Mixed exocrine-endocrine tumor of the pancreas. JOP; 2005 Sep;6(5):449-54
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  • [Title] Mixed exocrine-endocrine tumor of the pancreas.
  • CONTEXT: Neoplasms of the pancreas usually show ductal, acinar or endocrine differentiation.
  • CASE REPORT: A 65-year-old woman was referred to our department with a diagnosis of carcinoma of the tail of the pancreas.
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed gastric fundus varices and CT scan demonstrated an inhomogeneous tumor located in the tail of the pancreas infiltrating the spleen and the splenic vein.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Islet Cell / pathology. Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal / pathology. Mixed Tumor, Malignant / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 16186667.001).
  • [ISSN] 1590-8577
  • [Journal-full-title] JOP : Journal of the pancreas
  • [ISO-abbreviation] JOP
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Italy
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Chromogranins; 0 / Gastrins; 51110-01-1 / Somatostatin; 9007-92-5 / Glucagon; EC 4.2.1.11 / Phosphopyruvate Hydratase
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58. Chiaravalli AM, Finzi G, Bertolini V, La Rosa S, Capella C: Colonic carcinoma with a pancreatic acinar cell differentiation. A case report. Virchows Arch; 2009 Dec;455(6):527-31
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  • [Title] Colonic carcinoma with a pancreatic acinar cell differentiation. A case report.
  • A case of a colonic carcinoma showing a pancreatic acinar cell differentiation is described for the first time.
  • Histologically, tumour cells were organized in acinar structures resembling pancreatic acini and in solid nests and ribbons or diffusely infiltrated as poorly cohesive cells.
  • Immunohistochemically, both acinar and diffuse patterns of growth showed an intense staining for trypsin, chymotrypsin and BCL10 and a weaker immunoreactivity for lipase and carboxyl ester hydrolase.
  • No immunoreactivity was observed for cytokeratin 7, MUC1, MUC5AC, pancreatic amylase or PDX1.
  • There was no evidence of a pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma or of heterotopic pancreatic tissue.
  • A colonic origin ought to be suspected when a metastatic carcinoma of unknown primary shows an acinar differentiation.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Colonic Neoplasms / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Cell Differentiation. Fatal Outcome. Female. Homeodomain Proteins / metabolism. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Keratin-20 / metabolism. Lymphatic Metastasis. Tumor Suppressor Protein p53 / metabolism

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  • (PMID = 19908063.001).
  • [ISSN] 1432-2307
  • [Journal-full-title] Virchows Archiv : an international journal of pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Virchows Arch.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / CDX2 protein, human; 0 / Homeodomain Proteins; 0 / Keratin-20; 0 / Tumor Suppressor Protein p53
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59. Salla C, Chatzipantelis P, Konstantinou P, Karoumpalis I, Pantazopoulou A, Dappola V: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology diagnosis of solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas: a case report and literature review. World J Gastroenterol; 2007 Oct 14;13(38):5158-63
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  • [Title] Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology diagnosis of solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas: a case report and literature review.
  • We describe the clinical, imaging and cytopathological features of solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas (SPTP) diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound-guided (EUS-guided) fine-needle aspiration (FNA).
  • Computed tomography (CT) analysis revealed a mass of the pancreatic tail with solid and cystic consistency.
  • EUS confirmed the mass, both in body and tail of the pancreas, with distinct borders, which caused dilation of the peripheral part of the pancreatic duct (major diameter 3.7 mm).
  • Biopsy confirmed the above cytologic diagnosis.
  • EUS-guided FNA diagnosis of SPTP is accurate.
  • EUS findings, cytomorphologic features and immunostains of cell block help distinguish SPTP from pancreatic endocrine tumors, acinar cell carcinoma and papillary mucinous carcinoma.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Papillary / diagnosis. Carcinoma, Papillary / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / diagnosis. Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / pathology. Adolescent. Biopsy, Fine-Needle / methods. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / diagnosis. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Diagnosis, Differential. Endosonography / methods. Female. Humans. Pancreas / pathology. Pancreas / ultrasonography

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  • (PMID = 17876886.001).
  • [ISSN] 1007-9327
  • [Journal-full-title] World journal of gastroenterology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] World J. Gastroenterol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] China
  • [Number-of-references] 59
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC4434650
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60. Flores LG, Bertolini S, Yeh HH, Young D, Mukhopadhyay U, Pal A, Ying Y, Volgin A, Shavrin A, Soghomonyan S, Tong W, Bornmann W, Alauddin MM, Logsdon C, Gelovani JG: Detection of pancreatic carcinomas by imaging lactose-binding protein expression in peritumoral pancreas using [18F]fluoroethyl-deoxylactose PET/CT. PLoS One; 2009 Nov 24;4(11):e7977
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  • [Title] Detection of pancreatic carcinomas by imaging lactose-binding protein expression in peritumoral pancreas using [18F]fluoroethyl-deoxylactose PET/CT.
  • BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis of pancreatic carcinoma with highly sensitive diagnostic imaging methods could save lives of many thousands of patients, because early detection increases resectability and survival rates.
  • Current non-invasive diagnostic imaging techniques have inadequate resolution and sensitivity for detection of small size ( approximately 2-3 mm) early pancreatic carcinoma lesions.
  • Therefore, we have assessed the efficacy of positron emission tomography and computer tomography (PET/CT) imaging with beta-O-D-galactopyranosyl-(1,4')-2'-deoxy-2'-[(18)F]fluoroethyl-D-glucopyranose ([(18)F]FEDL) for detection of less than 3 mm orthotopic xenografts of L3.6pl pancreatic carcinomas in mice.
  • [(18)F]FEDL is a novel radioligand of hepatocarcinoma-intestine-pancreas/pancreatitis-associated protein (HIP/PAP), which is overexpressed in peritumoral pancreatic acinar cells.
  • METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Dynamic PET/CT imaging demonstrated rapid accumulation of [(18)F]FEDL in peritumoral pancreatic tissue (4.04+/-2.06%ID/g), bi-exponential blood clearance with half-lives of 1.65+/-0.50 min and 14.14+/-3.60 min, and rapid elimination from other organs and tissues, predominantly by renal clearance.
  • Using model-independent graphical analysis of dynamic PET data, the average distribution volume ratio (DVR) for [(18)F]FEDL in peritumoral pancreatic tissue was estimated as 3.57+/-0.60 and 0.94+/-0.72 in sham-operated control pancreas.
  • The in situ analysis demonstrated that at least a 2-4 fold apparent lesion size amplification was achieved for submillimeter tumors and to nearly half a murine pancreas for tumors larger than 3 mm.
  • CONCLUSION/SIGNIFICANCE: We have demonstrated the feasibility of detection of early pancreatic tumors by non-invasive imaging with [(18)F]FEDL PET/CT of tumor biomarker HIP/PAP over-expressed in peritumoral pancreatic tissue.
  • Non-invasive non-invasive detection of early pancreatic carcinomas with [(18)F]FEDL PET/CT imaging should aid the guidance of biopsies and additional imaging procedures, facilitate the resectability and improve the overall prognosis.

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  • (PMID = 19956730.001).
  • [ISSN] 1932-6203
  • [Journal-full-title] PloS one
  • [ISO-abbreviation] PLoS ONE
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Grant] United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / U24 CA126577; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / U24 CA126577-01
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antigens, Neoplasm; 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Fluorine Radioisotopes; 0 / Lectins, C-Type; 0 / Ligands; 0 / O-galactopyranosyl-(1-4')-2'-deoxy-2'-fluoroethylglucopyranose; 0 / Radiopharmaceuticals; 0 / pancreatitis-associated protein; J2B2A4N98G / Lactose
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61. Wu X, Tao R, Lei R, Han B, Cheng D, Shen B, Peng C: Distal pancreatectomy combined with celiac axis resection in treatment of carcinoma of the body/tail of the pancreas: a single-center experience. Ann Surg Oncol; 2010 May;17(5):1359-66
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  • [Title] Distal pancreatectomy combined with celiac axis resection in treatment of carcinoma of the body/tail of the pancreas: a single-center experience.
  • The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of this extended procedure in treatment of advanced carcinoma of the body/tail of the pancreas.
  • METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of 206 patients with carcinoma of the body/tail of the pancreas from January 2003 through June 2008.
  • Group A had longer mean operative time than group B (323 versus 225 min, P = 0.000); there was no difference in mean estimated blood loss, percentage of pancreatic fistula or median survival time (14 versus 15 months, P = 0.197).
  • CONCLUSIONS: DP combined with CA resection can be safely performed in certain patients with carcinoma of body/tail of the pancreas and significantly improves patient survival and quality of life.
  • [MeSH-major] Celiac Artery / surgery. Pancreatectomy. Pancreatic Neoplasms / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma. Adenocarcinoma, Clear Cell. Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous. Adult. Aged. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell. Female. Humans. Liver Neoplasms / secondary. Liver Neoplasms / surgery. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Invasiveness. Postoperative Complications / diagnosis. Retrospective Studies. Survival Rate. Tomography, X-Ray Computed. Treatment Outcome

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  • [CommentIn] Ann Surg Oncol. 2011 Dec;18 Suppl 3:S244; author reply S245 [20967503.001]
  • (PMID = 20198445.001).
  • [ISSN] 1534-4681
  • [Journal-full-title] Annals of surgical oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann. Surg. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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62. Dall'igna P, Cecchetto G, Bisogno G, Conte M, Chiesa PL, D'Angelo P, De Leonardis F, De Salvo G, Favini F, Ferrari A, TREP Group: Pancreatic tumors in children and adolescents: the Italian TREP project experience. Pediatr Blood Cancer; 2010 May;54(5):675-80
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  • [Title] Pancreatic tumors in children and adolescents: the Italian TREP project experience.
  • INTRODUCTION: Malignant pancreatic tumors are exceedingly rare in pediatric age and their clinical features and treatment usually go unappreciated by most pediatric oncologists and surgeons.
  • METHODS: From January 2000 to July 2009, 21 patients <18 years old with pancreatic tumors were prospectively registered in the Italian cooperative TREP project dedicated to very rare pediatric tumors.
  • RESULTS: Tumor types were 4 pancreatoblastomas, 2 pancreatic carcinomas, 3 neoplasms of the endocrine pancreas, and 12 solid pseudopapillary tumors.
  • Three of the four patients with pancreatoblastoma had advanced disease at diagnosis and were given chemotherapy; at the time of this report, three patients were alive in first remission, while one died due to treatment toxicity.
  • Both the cases of pancreatic carcinoma had the acinar cell subtype and successfully underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy with complete tumor resection, remaining without evidence of disease at the time of this analysis.
  • The histological diagnoses of the three endocrine tumors were a malignant islet cell tumor, a gastrinoma, and a well-differentiated tumor.
  • All 12 patients with solid pseudopapillary tumors underwent complete tumor resection and were given no adjuvant treatment; 11 were alive in first remission, while one experienced a local and distant relapse 5 years after diagnosis.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Surgery remains the keystone of treatment for pancreatic tumors in pediatric age as in adults.
  • The TREP project shows that prospective cooperative studies are feasible even for such very rare tumors as these and may serve as a model for developing international cooperative schemes.
  • [MeSH-major] Pancreatic Neoplasms / epidemiology. Rare Diseases / epidemiology

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  • [CommentIn] Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 May;54(5):659-60 [20063425.001]
  • (PMID = 19998473.001).
  • [ISSN] 1545-5017
  • [Journal-full-title] Pediatric blood & cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pediatr Blood Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
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63. Asano T, Seya T, Tanaka N, Ooaki Y, Fujino O: A 13-year-old girl with a preoperatively diagnosed solid cystic tumor of the pancreas. J Nippon Med Sch; 2006 Aug;73(4):231-4
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  • [Title] A 13-year-old girl with a preoperatively diagnosed solid cystic tumor of the pancreas.
  • We report on a 13-year-old girl with a solid cystic tumor of the pancreas.
  • We diagnosed a solid and cystic tumor of the pancreas and subsequently performed distal pancreatectomy.
  • A firm, well-encapsulated tumor was found in the pancreas tail.
  • Pathological diagnosis was solid pseudopapillary tumor (solid cystic tumor) of the pancreas.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / diagnosis. Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis

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  • (PMID = 16936450.001).
  • [ISSN] 1345-4676
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of Nippon Medical School = Nippon Ika Daigaku zasshi
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Nippon Med Sch
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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64. Wargo JA, Warshaw AL: Surgical approach to pancreatic exocrine neoplasms. Minerva Chir; 2005 Dec;60(6):445-68
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  • [Title] Surgical approach to pancreatic exocrine neoplasms.
  • Pancreatic exocrine neoplasms represent a wide spectrum of pathophysiologic entities that challenge us as surgeons.
  • In this review, we will explore the contemporary clinical management of pancreatic adenocarcinoma, acinar cell carcinoma, and cystic neoplasms of the pancreas.
  • [MeSH-major] Pancreas, Exocrine / surgery. Pancreatectomy. Pancreatic Neoplasms / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma / surgery. Algorithms. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / surgery. Chemotherapy, Adjuvant. Cystadenocarcinoma / surgery. Cystadenoma / surgery. Decision Trees. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Neoadjuvant Therapy / methods. Neoplasm Staging. Radiotherapy, Adjuvant. Tomography, X-Ray Computed. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 16401999.001).
  • [ISSN] 0026-4733
  • [Journal-full-title] Minerva chirurgica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Minerva Chir
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Italy
  • [Number-of-references] 181
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65. Roy S, Dhingra KK, Gupta P, Khurana N, Gupta B, Meher R: Acinic cell carcinoma with extensive neuroendocrine differentiation: a diagnostic challenge. Head Neck Pathol; 2009 Jun;3(2):163-8
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  • [Title] Acinic cell carcinoma with extensive neuroendocrine differentiation: a diagnostic challenge.
  • Primary salivary gland carcinoma with neuroendocrine differentiation is of rare occurrence, especially so in the parotid gland.
  • Amongst the various reported primary tumors with neuroendocrine differentiation, acinic cell carcinoma (ACC) one such tumor.
  • Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography (CECT) suggested diagnosis of Pleomorphic Adenoma.
  • Initial histopathological examination of the tumor was suggestive of neuroendocrine carcinoma.
  • Immunoexpression of S-100, Neuron specific Enolase (NSE), Chromogranin A and Synaptophysin confirmed the diagnosis.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Parotid Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenolymphoma / pathology. Biopsy, Fine-Needle. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Middle Aged

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  • (PMID = 19644544.001).
  • [ISSN] 1936-0568
  • [Journal-full-title] Head and neck pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Head Neck Pathol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Keywords] NOTNLM ; Acinic cell / Carcinoma / Chromogranin / Neuroendocrine / Parotid / Warthin’s
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66. Mortenson MM, Katz MH, Tamm EP, Bhutani MS, Wang H, Evans DB, Fleming JB: Current diagnosis and management of unusual pancreatic tumors. Am J Surg; 2008 Jul;196(1):100-13
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  • [Title] Current diagnosis and management of unusual pancreatic tumors.
  • BACKGROUND: The finding of a solid or cystic mass in the pancreas is becoming more common secondary to the increasing use of cross-sectional imaging and the improved sensitivity of such studies for the detection of pancreatic abnormalities.
  • Because of the aggressive natural history of pancreatic cancer, this has caused concern that all pancreatic abnormalities may be cancer as well as confusion over proper diagnostic and treatment algorithms.
  • This review provides an overview of the natural history, diagnostic considerations, and treatment recommendations for the less common tumors of the pancreas which can be misinterpreted as pancreatic cancer including: solid pseudopapillary tumors (SPT), acinar cell carcinoma (ACC), lymphoplasmacytic sclerosing pancreatitis (LPSP), primary pancreatic lymphoma (PPL), and metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the pancreas.
  • DATA SOURCES: A Medline search was conducted to identify studies investigating the clinicopathologic features, molecular genetics, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of SPT, ACC, LPSP, PPL, and pancreatic metastases.
  • CONCLUSIONS: It is often possible to obtain an accurate pretreatment diagnosis for these unusual pancreatic tumors and to successfully differentiate them from the more common pancreatic malignancies.
  • [MeSH-major] Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis. Pancreatic Neoplasms / therapy. Pancreatitis / diagnosis. Pancreatitis / therapy

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  • (PMID = 18466869.001).
  • [ISSN] 1879-1883
  • [Journal-full-title] American journal of surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am. J. Surg.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Number-of-references] 80
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67. Rodriguez S, Faigel D: Absence of a dilated duct predicts benign disease in suspected pancreas cancer: a simple clinical rule. Dig Dis Sci; 2010 Apr;55(4):1161-6
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  • [Title] Absence of a dilated duct predicts benign disease in suspected pancreas cancer: a simple clinical rule.
  • BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer can be difficult to diagnose.
  • METHODS: Patients presenting for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) evaluation for suspected pancreatic mass were prospectively enrolled.
  • The characteristics of patients with cancer were compared to the characteristics of patients without cancer using Chi-square testing and t-tests.
  • Thirty-three patients had cancer and 40 had benign disease.
  • On multivariate analysis, only vascular or organ invasion and dilation of the pancreatic duct (PD) were significantly associated with cancer.
  • PD dilation was examined as a stand-alone feature.
  • CONCLUSIONS: The most significant negative predictive endosonographic finding in patients with suspected pancreatic cancer is a non-dilated PD.
  • If a patient with suspected pancreatic cancer does not have a dilated PD and the FNA is negative for malignancy, the likelihood of cancer is low.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / ultrasonography. Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal / ultrasonography. Endosonography. Pancreatic Ducts / ultrasonography. Pancreatic Neoplasms / ultrasonography
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Biopsy, Fine-Needle. Diagnosis, Differential. Dilatation, Pathologic / pathology. Dilatation, Pathologic / ultrasonography. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Multivariate Analysis. Neoplasm Invasiveness. Pancreas / pathology. Pancreas / ultrasonography. Pancreatic Diseases / pathology. Pancreatic Diseases / ultrasonography. Predictive Value of Tests. Prospective Studies

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  • (PMID = 19590960.001).
  • [ISSN] 1573-2568
  • [Journal-full-title] Digestive diseases and sciences
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Dig. Dis. Sci.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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68. Michl J, Scharf B, Schmidt A, Huynh C, Hannan R, von Gizycki H, Friedman FK, Brandt-Rauf P, Fine RL, Pincus MR: PNC-28, a p53-derived peptide that is cytotoxic to cancer cells, blocks pancreatic cancer cell growth in vivo. Int J Cancer; 2006 Oct 1;119(7):1577-85
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  • [Title] PNC-28, a p53-derived peptide that is cytotoxic to cancer cells, blocks pancreatic cancer cell growth in vivo.
  • PNC-28 is a p53 peptide from its mdm-2-binding domain (residues 17-26), which contains the penetratin sequence enabling cell penetration on its carboxyl terminal end.
  • We have found that this peptide induces necrosis, but not apoptosis, of a variety of human tumor cell lines, including several with homozygous deletion of p53, and a ras-transformed rat acinar pancreatic carcinoma cell line, BMRPA1. Tuc3.
  • On the other hand, PNC-28 has no effect on untransformed cells, such as rat pancreatic acinar cells, BMRPA1, and human breast epithelial cells and no effect on the differentiation of human stem cells.
  • [MeSH-major] Pancreatic Neoplasms / drug therapy. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology. Peptide Fragments / toxicity. Tumor Suppressor Protein p53 / toxicity
  • [MeSH-minor] Animals. Cell Line, Tumor. Cell Proliferation / drug effects. Dose-Response Relationship, Drug. Humans. Mice. Mice, Nude. Rats. Xenograft Model Antitumor Assays

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  • [Copyright] Copyright 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
  • (PMID = 16688716.001).
  • [ISSN] 0020-7136
  • [Journal-full-title] International journal of cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int. J. Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / CA42500
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / PNC-28; 0 / Peptide Fragments; 0 / Tumor Suppressor Protein p53
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69. Hosoda W, Takagi T, Mizuno N, Shimizu Y, Sano T, Yamao K, Yatabe Y: Diagnostic approach to pancreatic tumors with the specimens of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration. Pathol Int; 2010 May;60(5):358-64
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  • [Title] Diagnostic approach to pancreatic tumors with the specimens of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration.
  • Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has enabled clinicians to histologically diagnose pancreatic tumors.
  • Using immunostaining of CK7, CDX2, neuroendocrine markers and KRAS mutation analysis, we examined 57 FNA cell block sections and 61 surgically-resected specimens (25 invasive ductal carcinomas, 25 endocrine tumors, and 11 acinar cell tumors).
  • In the majority of the matched pairs, the diagnoses between EUS-FNA and surgical specimens were concordant using the following criteria: neuroendocrine markers negative, CK7 positive, and mutated KRAS gene for invasive ductal carcinomas; neuroendocrine markers diffusely positive, CK7 and CDX2 negative, and wild-type KRAS gene for well-differentiated endocrine tumors; and neuroendocrine markers no more than focal positive, CK7 and CDX2 with various staining patterns, and wild-type KRAS gene for acinar cell carcinomas.
  • The usefulness of these markers was confirmed using 13 additional pancreatic tumors, prospectively.
  • Although minimal in selection, these markers are helpful in making diagnosis from EUS-FNA specimens of the major pancreatic tumors.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / diagnosis. Carcinoma, Islet Cell / diagnosis. Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal / diagnosis. Endosonography / methods. Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Biomarkers, Tumor / genetics. Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism. Biopsy, Fine-Needle. DNA Mutational Analysis. DNA, Neoplasm / analysis. Homeodomain Proteins / metabolism. Humans. Keratin-7 / metabolism. Pancreas / metabolism. Pancreas / pathology. Pancreatectomy. Prognosis. Prospective Studies. Proto-Oncogene Proteins / genetics. Proto-Oncogene Proteins / metabolism. ras Proteins / genetics. ras Proteins / metabolism

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  • (PMID = 20518885.001).
  • [ISSN] 1440-1827
  • [Journal-full-title] Pathology international
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pathol. Int.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies
  • [Publication-country] Australia
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / CDX2 protein, human; 0 / DNA, Neoplasm; 0 / Homeodomain Proteins; 0 / KRAS protein, human; 0 / Keratin-7; 0 / Proto-Oncogene Proteins; EC 3.6.5.2 / ras Proteins
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70. Frankel WL: Update on pancreatic endocrine tumors. Arch Pathol Lab Med; 2006 Jul;130(7):963-6
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  • [Title] Update on pancreatic endocrine tumors.
  • Endocrine tumors of the pancreas represent 1% to 2% of all pancreatic neoplasms.
  • The morphologic spectrum of these tumors can be variable, and the differential diagnosis includes chronic pancreatitis with neuroendocrine hyperplasia, ductal adenocarcinoma, solid pseudopapillary tumor, acinar cell carcinoma, and pancreatoblastoma.
  • It is important to be aware that unusual morphologic variants of pancreatic endocrine tumors are common, and immunohistochemical stains can help avoid misdiagnosis.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenoma, Islet Cell / pathology. Carcinoma, Islet Cell / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / diagnosis. Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal / diagnosis. Carcinoma, Papillary / diagnosis. Diagnosis, Differential. Humans. Islets of Langerhans / pathology. Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal / diagnosis. Pancreatitis, Chronic / diagnosis. Prognosis

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  • (PMID = 16831051.001).
  • [ISSN] 1543-2165
  • [Journal-full-title] Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Number-of-references] 26
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71. Saif MW: Pancreatoblastoma. JOP; 2007;8(1):55-63
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  • Pancreatoblastoma (PB), or infantile pancreatic carcinoma, is an extremely rare pancreatic tumor in childhood, comprising 0.5% of pancreatic non-endocrine tumors.
  • Mechanical obstruction of the upper duodenum and gastric outlet by tumor in the head of the pancreas may be associated with vomiting, jaundice and gastrointestinal bleeding.
  • Histologically, PB is characterized with distinct acinar and squamoid cell differentiation.
  • The majority of these tumors arise in the head of the pancreas.
  • Ultrasound and CT scan may be useful but preoperative diagnosis is often quite difficult.
  • On the whole, PB is regarded to be a curable tumor; hence the clinical diagnosis should be made early.
  • Awareness of this rare tumor of pancreas is essential for early detection and proper management.
  • The author review the clinical presentation, etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of PB in this presentation.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma / diagnosis. Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Child. Child, Preschool. Female. Humans. Infant. Male. Middle Aged. Pancreas / pathology

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  • (PMID = 17228135.001).
  • [ISSN] 1590-8577
  • [Journal-full-title] JOP : Journal of the pancreas
  • [ISO-abbreviation] JOP
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Italy
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72. Lin J, Jing X: Fine-needle aspiration of intrapancreatic accessory spleen, mimic of pancreatic neoplasms. Arch Pathol Lab Med; 2010 Oct;134(10):1474-8
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  • [Title] Fine-needle aspiration of intrapancreatic accessory spleen, mimic of pancreatic neoplasms.
  • Distinguishing IPAS from pancreatic neoplasm/malignancy is extremely important from a treatment perspective.
  • We report the case of a 67-year-old asymptomatic man who had a 1.3-cm, incidentally detected, pancreatic tail mass.
  • The image findings were highly suggestive of a pancreatic endocrine neoplasm.
  • Hematoxylin-eosin–stained cell block sections showed conspicuous thin-walled blood vessels in addition to inflammatory cells.
  • By correlating the cytologic findings with the result of immunostaining, we rendered the diagnosis of IPAS.
  • Our experience supports the view that endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration may enable a reliable, preoperative diagnosis of IPAS and thus prevent unnecessary surgery.
  • [MeSH-major] Biopsy, Fine-Needle / methods. Pancreatic Ducts / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology. Spleen / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma / pathology. Adenocarcinoma / ultrasonography. Aged. Animals. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / ultrasonography. Coloring Agents. Diagnosis, Differential. Humans. Inflammation / pathology. Inflammation / ultrasonography. Lymphocytes / pathology. Lymphocytes / ultrasonography. Male. Pancreas / anatomy & histology. Pancreas / ultrasonography

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  • (PMID = 20923303.001).
  • [ISSN] 1543-2165
  • [Journal-full-title] Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Coloring Agents
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73. Yamaguchi R, Okabe Y, Jimi A, Shiota K, Kodama T, Naito Y, Yasunaga M, Kinoshita H, Kojiro M: Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma extending into the common bile and main pancreatic ducts. Pathol Int; 2006 Oct;56(10):633-7
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  • [Title] Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma extending into the common bile and main pancreatic ducts.
  • Acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) of the pancreas is relatively rare, accounting for only approximately 1% of all exocrine pancreatic tumors.
  • A 69-year-old man was found to have a mass lesion measuring approximately 4 cm in diameter in the pancreatic head on ultrasound, abdominal dynamic CT, and percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography.
  • Histopathologically, the pancreatic head tumor invaded the main pancreatic duct (MPD) and CBD with extension into the CBD in a form of tumor cast.
  • The tumor cells consisted of a solid proliferation with abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm and round nuclei in an acinar and trabecular fashion.
  • A 55-year-old man with upper abdominal pain and nausea, had a cystic lesion approximately 3 cm in size in the pancreatic tail on CT.
  • The tumor cells resembled acinar cells in solid growths.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Common Bile Duct / pathology. Common Bile Duct Neoplasms / pathology. Pancreatic Ducts / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 16984622.001).
  • [ISSN] 1320-5463
  • [Journal-full-title] Pathology international
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pathol. Int.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Australia
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74. Ayub SB, Dodge J: Lipid-rich variant of pancreatic endocrine neoplasms: a case report. Acta Cytol; 2010 Sep-Oct;54(5 Suppl):829-34
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  • [Title] Lipid-rich variant of pancreatic endocrine neoplasms: a case report.
  • BACKGROUND: Pancreatic endocrine neoplasms (PENs) are a well-defined and well-characterized group of tumors.
  • CASE: The patient was a 74-year-old man with a 2.1-cm mass in the body of the pancreas.
  • The cells in the cell block were immunoreactive (positive) for cytokeratin AE1/AE3, synaptophysin, and chromogranin A.
  • A diagnosis of PEN was made, with a suspicion for lipid-rich variant.
  • An elective resection of the tumor was performed, which confirmed the diagnosis of lipid-rich variant of PENs.
  • CONCLUSION: Its mimickers include adrenal cortical carcinoma, metastatic clear-cell renal cell carcinoma, clear-cell PEN, foamy gland pattern of pancreatic ductal carcinoma, solid pseudopapillary tumor, and acinar cell carcinoma.
  • [MeSH-major] Endocrine Gland Neoplasms / pathology. Lipids / chemistry. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Biopsy, Fine-Needle. Chromogranin A / metabolism. Histiocytes / pathology. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Intraoperative Care. Male. Pancreas / pathology. Staining and Labeling. Vacuoles / pathology

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  • (PMID = 21053550.001).
  • [ISSN] 0001-5547
  • [Journal-full-title] Acta cytologica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Acta Cytol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Chromogranin A; 0 / Lipids
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75. Stelow EB, Adams RB, Moskaluk CA: The prevalence of pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia in pancreata with uncommon types of primary neoplasms. Am J Surg Pathol; 2006 Jan;30(1):36-41
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  • [Title] The prevalence of pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia in pancreata with uncommon types of primary neoplasms.
  • Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is thought to develop through a series of genetic events through its purported precursor lesion, pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN).
  • Little, however, is known regarding the role of possible precursor lesions in the development of other primary neoplasms of the pancreas.
  • All pancreata resected at the University of Virginia from June 1, 1991 to March 1, 2005 for neoplasia not diagnosed as conventional ductal adenocarcinoma were reviewed and classified according to the World Health Organization's classification schema for tumors of the exocrine and endocrine pancreas.
  • Three acinar cell carcinomas (ACCs), 18 mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCNs), 24 pancreatic endocrine tumors (PETs), 12 serous cystadenomas (SCs), and 3 solid-pseudopapillary tumors (SPTs) were identified.
  • Although the high prevalence of PanIN in pancreata concomitantly harboring certain uncommon neoplasms of the pancreas could signify its role as a precursor lesion for those neoplasms, its high prevalence throughout our series may simply be the result of a coincidental, prevalent finding seen in all pancreata, especially with aging.
  • Because of the ubiquitous nature of PanIN, it should not be used histologically to assist in the diagnosis and subclassification of pancreatic neoplasia.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma in Situ / pathology. Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology. Precancerous Conditions / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Age Factors. Aged. Cystadenocarcinoma, Mucinous / pathology. Cystadenocarcinoma, Serous / pathology. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Prevalence

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  • (PMID = 16330940.001).
  • [ISSN] 0147-5185
  • [Journal-full-title] The American journal of surgical pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am. J. Surg. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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76. Shah S, Mortele KJ: Uncommon solid pancreatic neoplasms: ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging features. Semin Ultrasound CT MR; 2007 Oct;28(5):357-70
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  • [Title] Uncommon solid pancreatic neoplasms: ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging features.
  • This article reviews the ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging features of rare solid tumors of the pancreas with attention to distinctive imaging appearances, which can help radiologists to discriminate between the different entities.
  • Various uncommon solid pancreatic neoplasms, including exocrine and endocrine epithelial tumors, mesenchymal tumors, and metastases, are reviewed, with emphasis on key differential points, including morphologic features and patterns of contrast enhancement.
  • [MeSH-major] Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / diagnosis. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Carcinoma, Giant Cell / diagnosis. Carcinoma, Giant Cell / pathology. Contrast Media. Diagnosis, Differential. Endocrine Gland Neoplasms / diagnosis. Endocrine Gland Neoplasms / pathology. Humans. Lymphoma / diagnosis. Lymphoma / pathology. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Neoplasm Metastasis. Neoplasm Staging. Neoplasms, Complex and Mixed / diagnosis. Neoplasms, Complex and Mixed / pathology. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 17970552.001).
  • [ISSN] 0887-2171
  • [Journal-full-title] Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Semin. Ultrasound CT MR
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Contrast Media
  • [Number-of-references] 41
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77. Kawakami H, Kuwatani M, Hirano S, Kondo S, Nakanishi Y, Itoh T, Asaka M: Pancreatic endocrine tumors with intraductal growth into the main pancreatic duct and tumor thrombus within the portal vein: a case report and review of the literature. Intern Med; 2007;46(6):273-7
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  • [Title] Pancreatic endocrine tumors with intraductal growth into the main pancreatic duct and tumor thrombus within the portal vein: a case report and review of the literature.
  • Pancreatic endocrine tumors are rare tumors classified into "functioning" and "nonfunctioning" tumors.
  • Various imaging studies demonstrated a mass in the head of the pancreas with intraductal growth into the main pancreatic duct and an intraportal mass.
  • Histopathological examination revealed that it was nonfunctioning endocrine carcinoma of the pancreas.
  • This is the first reported case of a pancreatic endocrine tumor with intraductal growth into the main pancreatic duct and tumor thrombus within the portal vein.
  • [MeSH-major] Pancreatic Neoplasms / complications. Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis. Portal Vein. Venous Thrombosis / etiology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Biomarkers, Tumor / blood. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / diagnosis. Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal / diagnosis. Diagnosis, Differential. Endosonography. Fatal Outcome. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Pancreaticoduodenectomy

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  • (PMID = 17379993.001).
  • [ISSN] 1349-7235
  • [Journal-full-title] Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Intern. Med.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Japan
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor
  • [Number-of-references] 15
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78. Wang Y, Xie SL, Wang CF, Liu SM, Shan Y, Zhao DB, Liu Q, Luo W, Zhao P: [Clinical and pathological analysis of 114 cases with non-ductal pancreatic adenocarcinoma occupying lesions]. Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi; 2010 Apr 27;90(16):1089-92
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  • [Title] [Clinical and pathological analysis of 114 cases with non-ductal pancreatic adenocarcinoma occupying lesions].
  • OBJECTIVE: To improve the diagnosis and treatment of non-ductal pancreatic adenocarcinoma-occupying lesions.
  • METHODS: A retrospective analysis was made for 114 cases of pancreatic non-ductal adenocarcinoma-occupying pathologically confirmed lesions. RESULTS:.
  • (4) pancreaticoduodenectomy was performed in 26 patients, distal pancreatectomy in 53, tumor enucleation in 15, segmental pancreatectomy in 9, partial resection in 3, duodenum-preserving pancreatic head resection in 1 and palliative surgery (either cholecystojejunostomy anastomosis or gastrojejunostomy) in 7;.
  • (5) pathologic analysis revealed 35 solid pseudopapillary neoplasm of pancreas, 28 pancreatic endocrine tumors, 18 focal chronic pancreatitis, 11 serous cystic neoplasms, 9 mucinous cystic neoplasms, 4 pancreatic cysts, 3 acinar cell carcinomas, 2 pancreatic cavernous hemangiomas, 1 sarcoma of pancreas, 1 sarcomatoid carcinoma of pancreas, 1 pancreatic schwannoma and 1 pancreatic neuroblastoma.
  • CONCLUSION: The non-ductal pancreatic adenocarcinoma-occupying lesions have no specific clinical presentation or serum tumor marker.
  • [MeSH-major] Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 20646423.001).
  • [ISSN] 0376-2491
  • [Journal-full-title] Zhonghua yi xue za zhi
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi
  • [Language] chi
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] China
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / CA-19-9 Antigen
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79. Chetty R, El-Shinnawy I: Intraductal pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor. Endocr Pathol; 2009;20(4):262-6
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  • [Title] Intraductal pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor.
  • Intraductal lesions of the pancreas are usually due to intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms and the less common intraductal tubular adenoma.
  • Cases of acinar cell carcinoma within intraductal location have also been encountered recently.
  • Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are rarely encountered within the main pancreatic duct.
  • A 74-year-old male presented with non-specific abdominal symptoms and was found to have an obstructive lesion in the main pancreatic duct with associated chronic pancreatitis.
  • A distal pancreatectomy was performed which revealed a solid and cystic tumor measuring 6 x 3 x 2 cm situated wholly within the main pancreatic duct.
  • Microscopic evaluation of the mass showed it to be a well-differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor with entrapped, non-malignant tubules.
  • Intraductal pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors may occur in two settings.
  • Firstly, and more commonly, there is a parenchymal-based tumor that then encroaches on and pushes into the main pancreatic duct.
  • The less common scenario is of a primary intraductal location without a pancreatic parenchymal lesion.
  • While an intraductal location of a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor is rare, it should be borne in mind when confronted by an intraductal lesion in the pancreas.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal / diagnosis. Neuroendocrine Tumors / diagnosis. Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis

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  • (PMID = 19763904.001).
  • [ISSN] 1559-0097
  • [Journal-full-title] Endocrine pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Endocr. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Chromogranins; 0 / Synaptophysin
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80. Kosmahl M, Pauser U, Anlauf M, Klöppel G: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas with cystic features: neither rare nor uniform. Mod Pathol; 2005 Sep;18(9):1157-64
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  • [Title] Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas with cystic features: neither rare nor uniform.
  • Cystic tumors of the pancreas are uncommon but important because of their diverse pathology and biology.
  • Their wide spectrum also includes cystic variants of otherwise solid tumors, such as cystic endocrine tumors, cystic acinar cell carcinomas and ductal adenocarcinomas with cystic changes.
  • In this study, we screened pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas and their variants for macrocystic changes and determined the nature of the cysts (neoplastic vs non-neoplastic).
  • The largest group consisted of 24 pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas showing a large-gland pattern with small cysts whose diameter varied between 0.5 and 1.8 cm.
  • This group consisted of poorly differentiated pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas, undifferentiated carcinomas with or without osteoclast-like giant cells and one adenosquamous carcinoma.
  • In the third group of cystic tumors there were four pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas containing tumor-related retention cysts.
  • The fourth group consisted of two pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas showing closely attached pseudocysts caused by tumor-associated pancreatitis.
  • The results indicate that a considerable number of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas and their variants display cystic features and must therefore be considered in the differential diagnosis of cystic neoplasms of the pancreas.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal / pathology. Cysts / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 15920540.001).
  • [ISSN] 0893-3952
  • [Journal-full-title] Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Mod. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Carcinoembryonic Antigen; 0 / MUC5AC protein, human; 0 / Mucin 5AC; 0 / Mucins; 0 / Tumor Suppressor Protein p53
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81. Borka K: [Claudin expression in different pancreatic cancers and its significance in differential diagnostics]. Magy Onkol; 2009 Sep;53(3):273-8
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  • [Title] [Claudin expression in different pancreatic cancers and its significance in differential diagnostics].
  • The aim of our studies was to compare the different CLDN expression patterns in normal pancreas cells, pancreatic endocrine tumors, adenocarcinomas, mucinous cystic tumors and acinar cell carcinomas.
  • ) In addition to the well-known CLDN-1 and -4 expression CLDN-2, -3 and -7 proteins were demonstrated in ductal cells, while CLDN-3 and -7 proteins showed expression in acinar cells.
  • 4.) This is a first review on childhood acinar cell carcinoma causing Cushing syndrome.
  • The adenocarcinomas and cystic mucinous tumors of exocrine origin denoted CLDN-1, -2, -4 and -7 positivity, whereas acinar cell carcinomas expressed only CLDN-1 and -2.
  • Considering the CLDN expression observed in normal pancreas cells, it can be established that CLDN-1, -2 and -4 proteins are definitely markers of ductal differentiation, CLDN-1 protein of acinar and CLDN-3 of endocrine differentiation. 2).
  • The claudin expression pattern of pancreas tumors may be employed in the differential diagnosis of these tumors and may be of help in deciding dignity.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism. Claudins / metabolism. Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis. Pancreatic Neoplasms / metabolism
  • [MeSH-minor] Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal / diagnosis. Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal / metabolism. Claudin-1. Claudin-3. Claudin-4. Cystadenocarcinoma, Mucinous / diagnosis. Cystadenocarcinoma, Mucinous / metabolism. Diagnosis, Differential. Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Luminescence. Membrane Proteins / metabolism. Microscopy, Electron. Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction

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  • (PMID = 19793693.001).
  • [ISSN] 0025-0244
  • [Journal-full-title] Magyar onkologia
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Magy Onkol
  • [Language] hun
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Hungary
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / CLDN1 protein, human; 0 / CLDN2 protein, human; 0 / CLDN3 protein, human; 0 / CLDN4 protein, human; 0 / CLDN7 protein, human; 0 / Claudin-1; 0 / Claudin-3; 0 / Claudin-4; 0 / Claudins; 0 / Membrane Proteins
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82. Adham M, Giunippero A, Hervieu V, Courbière M, Partensky C: Central pancreatectomy: single-center experience of 50 cases. Arch Surg; 2008 Feb;143(2):175-80; discussion 180-1
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  • Indications included 18 neuroendocrine tumors (11 nonfunctioning), 10 serous and 10 mucinous cystadenomas, 5 intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms, 3 main pancreatic duct strictures, 2 solid cystic papillary tumors, 1 hydatid cyst, and 1 acinar cell carcinoma.
  • The proximal pancreatic remnant was suture ligated.
  • The distal pancreatic end was anastomosed to a Roux-en-Y jejunal loop (n = 6) or to the stomach (n = 44).
  • Three patients had associated procedures, 1 each for metastatic liver cytoreduction (VIPoma), hydatid liver disease, and pancreatic resection for multifocal mucinous cystadenoma.
  • The mean length of the resected pancreas was 45 mm (range, 20-80 mm) and the mean tumor size was 23 mm (5-60 mm).
  • Complications included the following: 4 patients (8%) had pancreatic anastomotic leak, 5 patients (10%) had acute pancreatitis, 7 patients (14%) had intra-abdominal collection, and 3 patients (6%) had bleeding.
  • No patients developed de novo diabetes.
  • The actuarial 5-year patient and pancreatic remnant survival rates were 98% and 95%, respectively.
  • In our series, central pancreatectomy led to effective preservation of both cephalic and distal pancreatic remnants without a significant increase in postoperative morbidity compared with conventional pancreatectomy.
  • [MeSH-major] Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology. Pancreatectomy / methods. Pancreatic Neoplasms / mortality. Pancreatic Neoplasms / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Anastomosis, Surgical / methods. Biopsy, Needle. Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde / methods. Cohort Studies. Female. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Male. Middle Aged. Postoperative Complications / diagnosis. Postoperative Complications / mortality. Retrospective Studies. Risk Assessment. Survival Analysis. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 18283143.001).
  • [ISSN] 1538-3644
  • [Journal-full-title] Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Arch Surg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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83. Osumi D, Takahashi M, Miyoshi E, Yokoe S, Lee SH, Noda K, Nakamori S, Gu J, Ikeda Y, Kuroki Y, Sengoku K, Ishikawa M, Taniguchi N: Core fucosylation of E-cadherin enhances cell-cell adhesion in human colon carcinoma WiDr cells. Cancer Sci; 2009 May;100(5):888-95
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  • [Title] Core fucosylation of E-cadherin enhances cell-cell adhesion in human colon carcinoma WiDr cells.
  • We found that alpha1,6-fucosyltransferase and E-cadherin expression levels are significantly elevated in primary colorectal cancer samples.
  • Interestingly, low molecular weight population of E-cadherin appeared as well as normal sized E-cadherin in cancer samples.
  • To investigate the correlation between alpha1,6-fucosyltransferase and E-cadherin expression, we introduced alpha1,6-fucosyltransferase in WiDr human colon carcinoma cells.
  • It was revealed that the low molecular weight population of E-cadherin was significantly increased in alpha1,6-fucosyltransferase-transfected WiDr cells in dense culture, which resulted in an enhancement in cell-cell adhesion.
  • In alpha1,6-fucosyltransferase knock down mouse pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma TGP49 cells, the expression of E-cadherin and E-cadherin dependent cell-cell adhesion was decreased.
  • The introduction of alpha1,6-fucosyltransferase into kidney epithelial cells from alpha1,6-fucosyltransferase(-/-) mice restored the expression of E-cadherin and E-cadherin-dependent cell-cell adhesion.
  • These results suggest a possible role of core fucosylation in the regulation of cell-cell adhesion in cancer.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Cell Adhesion. Cell Line, Tumor. Female. Fucosyltransferases / deficiency. Fucosyltransferases / genetics. Fucosyltransferases / metabolism. Humans. Male

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  • (PMID = 19302290.001).
  • [ISSN] 1349-7006
  • [Journal-full-title] Cancer science
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cancer Sci.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Cadherins; 3713-31-3 / Fucose; EC 2.4.1.- / Fucosyltransferases; EC 2.4.1.68 / Glycoprotein 6-alpha-L-fucosyltransferase
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84. Antonello D, Gobbo S, Corbo V, Sipos B, Lemoine NR, Scarpa A: Update on the molecular pathogenesis of pancreatic tumors other than common ductal adenocarcinoma. Pancreatology; 2009;9(1-2):25-33
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  • [Title] Update on the molecular pathogenesis of pancreatic tumors other than common ductal adenocarcinoma.
  • PURPOSE: Although ductal adenocarcinoma is the most common and well known pancreatic tumor type, other distinct epithelial neoplasms affecting the pancreas that show different symptoms, biological behaviors and outcomes are becoming more frequently recognized and documented.
  • Pancreatic epithelial tumors may be separated into ductal and nonductal neoplasms.
  • The former group includes pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, intraductal papillary-mucinous tumor, mucinous cystic tumor and serous cystic tumor.
  • The latter group includes pancreatic endocrine tumor, pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma, pancreatoblastoma and solid-pseudopapillary tumor.
  • The aim of this review is to summarize recently acquired knowledge regarding the molecular characterization of these uncommon pancreatic epithelial neoplasms.
  • RECENT FINDINGS: Molecular studies of uncommon pancreatic epithelial tumors suggest that the different morphological entities are associated with distinct molecular profiles, highlighting the involvement of different molecular pathways leading to the development of each subtype of pancreatic neoplasm.
  • CONCLUSION: The correct classification of rare pancreatic epithelial tumors and the identification of their characteristic molecular aspects is the fundamental starting point in identifying novel diagnostic molecular tools and new targets for innovative therapeutic strategies.
  • [MeSH-major] Pancreatic Neoplasms / genetics
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma / genetics. Adenocarcinoma / pathology. Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / genetics. Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / pathology. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / genetics. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Cystadenoma, Mucinous / genetics. Cystadenoma, Mucinous / pathology. Humans

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  • (PMID = 19077452.001).
  • [ISSN] 1424-3911
  • [Journal-full-title] Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.]
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pancreatology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review
  • [Publication-country] Switzerland
  • [Number-of-references] 120
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85. Li W, Nakagawa T, Koyama N, Wang X, Jin J, Mizuno-Horikawa Y, Gu J, Miyoshi E, Kato I, Honke K, Taniguchi N, Kondo A: Down-regulation of trypsinogen expression is associated with growth retardation in alpha1,6-fucosyltransferase-deficient mice: attenuation of proteinase-activated receptor 2 activity. Glycobiology; 2006 Oct;16(10):1007-19
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  • Consistently, the expression of trypsinogen proteins was found to be lower in Fut8-/- mice in the duodenum, small intestine, and pancreas.
  • Trypsin, an active form of trypsinogen, regulates cell growth through a G-protein-coupled receptor, the proteinase-activated receptor 2 (PAR-2).
  • In a cell culture system, a Fut8 knockdown mouse pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma, TGP49-Fut8-KDs, showed decreased growth rate, similar to that seen in Fut8-/- mice, and the decreased growth rate was rescued by the application of the PAR-2-activating peptide (SLIGRL-NH2).
  • Our findings clearly demonstrate a relationship between Fut8 and the regulation of EGF receptor (EGFR)-trypsin-PAR-2 pathway in controlling cell growth and that the EGFR-trypsin-PAR-2 pathway is suppressed in TGP49-Fut8-KDs as well as in Fut8-/- mice.
  • [MeSH-minor] Animals. Cell Proliferation / drug effects. Down-Regulation. Embryo, Mammalian / metabolism. Male. Mice. Mice, Knockout. Oligopeptides / pharmacology. Phosphorylation. Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor / metabolism. Tumor Cells, Cultured

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  • (PMID = 16861703.001).
  • [ISSN] 0959-6658
  • [Journal-full-title] Glycobiology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Glycobiology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Oligopeptides; 0 / Receptor, PAR-2; 0 / seryl-leucyl-isoleucyl-glycyl--arginyl-leucinamide; 9002-08-8 / Trypsinogen; EC 2.4.1.- / Fucosyltransferases; EC 2.4.1.68 / Glycoprotein 6-alpha-L-fucosyltransferase; EC 2.7.10.1 / Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor
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86. Díaz Sánchez A, Ponferrada Díaz A, Senosiain Labiano M, Huerta Madrigal A: [Upper digestive hemorrhage as the first manifestation of acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas]. Gastroenterol Hepatol; 2006 Jun-Jul;29(6):380
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  • [Title] [Upper digestive hemorrhage as the first manifestation of acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas].
  • [Transliterated title] Hemorragia digestiva alta como presentación de un carcinoma acinar pancreático.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / diagnosis. Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Duodenal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Female. Humans. Neoplasm Invasiveness

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  • (PMID = 16790192.001).
  • [ISSN] 0210-5705
  • [Journal-full-title] Gastroenterología y hepatología
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Gastroenterol Hepatol
  • [Language] spa
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Letter
  • [Publication-country] Spain
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87. Jena M, Shariff S, Jeyachandran P: Cystic variant of acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas presenting as pseudo-pancreatic cyst. Indian J Pathol Microbiol; 2010 Jan-Mar;53(1):190-2
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  • [Title] Cystic variant of acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas presenting as pseudo-pancreatic cyst.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / diagnosis. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology. Pancreatic Pseudocyst / diagnosis. Pancreatic Pseudocyst / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Biopsy, Fine-Needle. Diagnosis, Differential. Histocytochemistry. Humans. Laparotomy. Male. Microscopy. Radiography, Abdominal

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  • (PMID = 20090274.001).
  • [ISSN] 0974-5130
  • [Journal-full-title] Indian journal of pathology & microbiology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Indian J Pathol Microbiol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Letter
  • [Publication-country] India
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88. Scoazec JY: [Case 8: Liver metastasis of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma]. Ann Pathol; 2007 Apr;27(2):120-7
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  • [Title] [Case 8: Liver metastasis of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma].
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / secondary. Liver Neoplasms / secondary. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 17909469.001).
  • [ISSN] 0242-6498
  • [Journal-full-title] Annales de pathologie
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann Pathol
  • [Language] fre
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] France
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89. Rouleau C, Serre I, Roger P, Guibal MP, Galifer RB, Bonardet A, Baldet P: Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas in a young patient with cells immunoreactive for somatostatin. Histopathology; 2006 Feb;48(3):307-9
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  • [Title] Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas in a young patient with cells immunoreactive for somatostatin.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / chemistry. Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / chemistry. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology. Somatostatin / analysis

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  • (PMID = 16430479.001).
  • [ISSN] 0309-0167
  • [Journal-full-title] Histopathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Histopathology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Letter
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Chromogranin A; 0 / Chromogranins; 0 / Mucin-1; 0 / alpha-Fetoproteins; 51110-01-1 / Somatostatin; 68238-35-7 / Keratins; EC 3.2.1.- / Amylases; EC 3.4.21.4 / Trypsin
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90. Cevasco M, Rodriguez JR, Fernandez-del Castillo C: Clinical challenges and images in GI: image 3. Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma with subcutaneous fat necrosis. Gastroenterology; 2008 Oct;135(4):1054, 1433
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  • [Title] Clinical challenges and images in GI: image 3. Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma with subcutaneous fat necrosis.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / radiography. Pancreas, Exocrine / radiography. Pancreatic Neoplasms / radiography. Subcutaneous Fat / pathology. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 18789332.001).
  • [ISSN] 1528-0012
  • [Journal-full-title] Gastroenterology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Gastroenterology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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91. Ando K, Ohkuni Y, Kaneko N, Narita M: Spontaneous rupture of the splenic metastasis in acinar cell carcinoma. Pancreas; 2009 Oct;38(7):836-8
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  • [Title] Spontaneous rupture of the splenic metastasis in acinar cell carcinoma.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / secondary. Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology. Spleen / pathology. Splenic Neoplasms / secondary
  • [MeSH-minor] Diagnosis, Differential. Fatal Outcome. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis. Lung Neoplasms / metabolism. Lung Neoplasms / secondary. Male. Middle Aged. Rupture, Spontaneous. alpha 1-Antichymotrypsin / metabolism. alpha 1-Antitrypsin / metabolism

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  • (PMID = 19893460.001).
  • [ISSN] 1536-4828
  • [Journal-full-title] Pancreas
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pancreas
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Letter
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / alpha 1-Antichymotrypsin; 0 / alpha 1-Antitrypsin
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92. Yamada Y, Hiraoka N: A case of acinar cell adenocarcinoma in the pancreatic tail. Jpn J Clin Oncol; 2006 Jul;36(7):473
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  • [Title] A case of acinar cell adenocarcinoma in the pancreatic tail.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / radiography. Pancreatic Neoplasms / radiography. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 16887840.001).
  • [ISSN] 0368-2811
  • [Journal-full-title] Japanese journal of clinical oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Jpn. J. Clin. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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93. Hashimoto M, Miki K, Beck Y, Kokudo N, Makuuchi M, Tanaka H: Femoral neck fracture as a complication of lipase-secreting pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma. Surgery; 2007 Nov;142(5):779-80
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  • [Title] Femoral neck fracture as a complication of lipase-secreting pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Acinar Cell / complications. Femoral Neck Fractures / etiology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / complications

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  • (PMID = 17981202.001).
  • [ISSN] 0039-6060
  • [Journal-full-title] Surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Surgery
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Letter
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] EC 3.1.1.3 / Lipase
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