Mucinous cystic tumors of the pancreas: Clinicopathological features, prognosis, and relationship to other mucinous cystic tumors

Giuseppe Zamboni, Aldo Scarpa, Giuseppe Bogina, Calogero Iacono, Claudio Bassi, Giorgio Talamini, Fausto Sessa, Carlo Capella, Enrico Solcia, Fabienne Rickaert, Gian Mario Mariuzzi, Günter Klöppel

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Abstract

The clinicopathological features of 56 patients with mucinous cystic tumors (MCTs) of the pancreas were studied. Particular attention was paid to the prognosis of MCTs and the relationship to their ovarian, hepatic, and retroperitoneal counterparts. To distinguish MCTs from pancreatic intraductal papillary-mucinous tumors, MCTs were defined as tumors lacking communication with the duct system and containing mucin-producing epithelium, usually supported by ovarian-like stroma. All 56 tumors occurred in women (mean age 48.2 years) and were preferentially (93%) located in the body and tail of the pancreas. In accordance with the WHO classification, MCTs were divided into adenomas (n = 22), borderline tumors (n=12), and noninvasive and invasive carcinomas (n=22). Survival analysis revealed the extent of invasion to be the most significant prognostic factor (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-422
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgical Pathology
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Clinicopathological features
  • Mucinous cystic tumor
  • Origin
  • Pancreas
  • Prognosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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    Zamboni, G., Scarpa, A., Bogina, G., Iacono, C., Bassi, C., Talamini, G., Sessa, F., Capella, C., Solcia, E., Rickaert, F., Mariuzzi, G. M., & Klöppel, G. (1999). Mucinous cystic tumors of the pancreas: Clinicopathological features, prognosis, and relationship to other mucinous cystic tumors. American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 23(4), 410-422. https://doi.org/10.1097/00000478-199904000-00005