A small glucagonoma of the pancreas with evident ductular and tubular structures

  • Keita Morikane
  • Wataru Kimura
  • Shin-ya Inoue
  • Tetsuichiro Muto
Case Report


A 54-year-old woman was admitted to our department for assessment of a tumor of the pancreas found incidentally on abdominal ultrasonography. Examination revealed a hypovascular 1-cm-sized tumor in the body of the pancreas. Surgical examination revealed that the tumor was solitary and located in the pancreas body, with no invasion to the adjacent organs or lymph node involvement. Distal pancreatectomy, preserving the spleen, was performed. Histologically, the tumor was a glucagonoma with evident ductular and tubular structures, suggesting that its site of origin was ductal epithelia.

Key words

endocrine tumor glucagonoma pathology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keita Morikane
    • 1
  • Wataru Kimura
    • 1
  • Shin-ya Inoue
    • 1
  • Tetsuichiro Muto
    • 1
  1. 1.First Department of SurgeryUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan

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