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Atypical and Rare Pancreatic Tumors
Siva P. Raman, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Top Differential Diagnoses

      TERMINOLOGY

      • Abbreviations

        • Anaplastic carcinoma: Pleomorphic carcinoma, undifferentiated carcinoma, sarcomatoid carcinoma
        • Small cell carcinoma: Poorly differentiated carcinoma
        • Giant cell carcinoma: Pancreatic osteoclastoma
        • Acinar cell carcinoma
      • Definitions

        • Rare pancreatic malignancies that may mimic adenocarcinomas and neuroendocrine tumors

      IMAGING

      • General Features

        • Imaging Recommendations

          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

            PATHOLOGY

            • General Features

              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                • Microscopic Features

                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                  • Presentation

                    • Demographics

                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                        • Treatment

                          Selected References

                          1. Sano M et al: Clinicopathological characteristics of anaplastic carcinoma of the pancreas with rhabdoid features. Virchows Arch. ePub, 2014
                          2. Temesgen WM et al: Osteoclastic giant cell tumor of the pancreas. Int J Surg Case Rep. 5(4):175-9, 2014
                          3. Abu-Zaid A et al: Pancreatic tail schwannoma in a 44-year-old male: a case report and literature review. Case Rep Oncol Med. 2013:416713, 2013
                          4. Bhosale P et al: CT imaging features of acinar cell carcinoma and its hepatic metastases. Abdom Imaging. 38(6):1383-90, 2013
                          5. Chavalitdhamrong D et al: Computed tomography features of acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas. Abdom Imaging. 38(4):877-8, 2013
                          6. Raman SP et al: Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas: computed tomography features-a study of 15 patients. Abdom Imaging. Epub ahead of print, 2012
                          7. Raman SP et al: Pancreatic imaging mimics: part 2, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors and their mimics. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 199(2):309-18, 2012
                          8. Smith A et al: Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the pancreas: a rare entity. Case Rep Radiol. 2012:798264, 2012
                          9. Wang D et al: Primary small cell carcinoma of the pancreas: rare type of pancreatic cancer and review of the literatures. World J Surg Oncol. 10(1):32, 2012
                          10. Hur YH et al: Undifferentiated carcinoma of the pancreas with osteoclast-like giant cells. J Korean Surg Soc. 81(2):146-50, 2011
                          11. Pan ZG et al: Anaplastic carcinoma of the pancreas associated with a mucinous cystic adenocarcinoma. A case report and review of the literature. JOP. 8(6):775-82, 2007
                          12. Tatli S et al: CT and MRI features of pure acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas in adults. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 184(2):511-9, 2005
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                          KEY FACTS

                          • Imaging

                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                              TERMINOLOGY

                              • Abbreviations

                                • Anaplastic carcinoma: Pleomorphic carcinoma, undifferentiated carcinoma, sarcomatoid carcinoma
                                • Small cell carcinoma: Poorly differentiated carcinoma
                                • Giant cell carcinoma: Pancreatic osteoclastoma
                                • Acinar cell carcinoma
                              • Definitions

                                • Rare pancreatic malignancies that may mimic adenocarcinomas and neuroendocrine tumors

                              IMAGING

                              • General Features

                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                    PATHOLOGY

                                    • General Features

                                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                        • Microscopic Features

                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                          • Presentation

                                            • Demographics

                                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                • Treatment

                                                  Selected References

                                                  1. Sano M et al: Clinicopathological characteristics of anaplastic carcinoma of the pancreas with rhabdoid features. Virchows Arch. ePub, 2014
                                                  2. Temesgen WM et al: Osteoclastic giant cell tumor of the pancreas. Int J Surg Case Rep. 5(4):175-9, 2014
                                                  3. Abu-Zaid A et al: Pancreatic tail schwannoma in a 44-year-old male: a case report and literature review. Case Rep Oncol Med. 2013:416713, 2013
                                                  4. Bhosale P et al: CT imaging features of acinar cell carcinoma and its hepatic metastases. Abdom Imaging. 38(6):1383-90, 2013
                                                  5. Chavalitdhamrong D et al: Computed tomography features of acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas. Abdom Imaging. 38(4):877-8, 2013
                                                  6. Raman SP et al: Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas: computed tomography features-a study of 15 patients. Abdom Imaging. Epub ahead of print, 2012
                                                  7. Raman SP et al: Pancreatic imaging mimics: part 2, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors and their mimics. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 199(2):309-18, 2012
                                                  8. Smith A et al: Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the pancreas: a rare entity. Case Rep Radiol. 2012:798264, 2012
                                                  9. Wang D et al: Primary small cell carcinoma of the pancreas: rare type of pancreatic cancer and review of the literatures. World J Surg Oncol. 10(1):32, 2012
                                                  10. Hur YH et al: Undifferentiated carcinoma of the pancreas with osteoclast-like giant cells. J Korean Surg Soc. 81(2):146-50, 2011
                                                  11. Pan ZG et al: Anaplastic carcinoma of the pancreas associated with a mucinous cystic adenocarcinoma. A case report and review of the literature. JOP. 8(6):775-82, 2007
                                                  12. Tatli S et al: CT and MRI features of pure acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas in adults. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 184(2):511-9, 2005