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Undifferentiated carcinoma with osteoclast-like giant cells of the pancreas

  • Eleni E. Carvounis
  • Vassilis Smyrniotis
  • Achilles Chatziioannou
  • Agatha Paphitis
Case Report

Abstract

Pure undifferentiated carcinoma with osteoclast-like giant cells of the pancreas is very rare. Its prognosis is grim. The clinicopathologic findings of a case of this unusual tumor are presented. Following resection, the patient at 9 mo follow-up developed local recurrence.

Key Words

Undifferentiated carcinoma osteoclast-like giant cells pancreas 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eleni E. Carvounis
    • 1
  • Vassilis Smyrniotis
    • 1
  • Achilles Chatziioannou
    • 1
  • Agatha Paphitis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pathology, Surgery, and RadiologyAretaieion University HospitalAthensGreece

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