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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1990;24(3): 304-309.
Solid and Papillary Epithelial Neoplasm of the Pancreas Diagnosed by Percutaneous Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy.
Chan Kum Park, Jung Dal Lee
Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Han Yang University, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Solid and papillary epithelial neoplasm of the pancreas is a rare, low grade malignant tumor of adolescence. The tumor we described was diagnosed by following preoperative percutaneous fine needle aspiration biopsy and confirmed by tissue examination. Characteristic cytologic findings were monotonous cells arranged in papillary fronds, acinus, and cords in necrotic and hemorrhagic backgrounds. Occasional foamy histiocytes and hyaline globules were present. The cytoplasm of the tumor cells were moderate in amount, pale eosinophilic or vacuolated with distinct borders. The nuclei were centrally located and round. There were one or two small nucleoli and finely granular chromatin throughout the nucleus.
Key Words: Solid and Papillary Epithelial Neoplasm of Pancreas; Percutaneous Aspiration Cytology; Islet cell tumor; Differential Diagnosis