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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 2003;14(2): 91-95.
Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of the Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Tumor of the Pancreas: A Case Report.
In Gu Do, Jae Hoon Park, Youn Wha Kim, Ju Hie Lee, Moon Ho Yang, Sung Wha Hong, Yong Koo Park
1Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea. ykpark@khmc.or.kr
ABSTRACT
Intraductal papillary mucinous tumor of the pancreas is characterized by intraductal papillary proliferation of mucin-producing epithelial cells with or without excessive mucin secretion. According to the degree of epithelial dysplasia, intraductal papillary mucinous tumor is classified into adenoma, borderline tumor, and carcinoma. We recently experienced a case of fine needle aspiration cytology of the intraductal papillary mucinous adenoma in a 69-year-old male. The fine needle aspiration cytology yielded flat sheets of columnar, mucin containing epithelial cells in the background of dense mucin containing degenerated cellular material and histiocytes.
Key Words: Intraductal papillary mucinous tumor; Pancreas; Fine needle aspiration cytology