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Atlas of Exocrine Pancreatic Tumors

Morphology, Biology, and Diagnosis with an International Guide for Tumor Classification

  • Parviz M. Pour
  • Yoichi Konishi
  • Günter Klöppel
  • Daniel S. Longnecker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVII
  2. Parviz M. Pour, Yoichi Konishi, Günter Klöppel, Daniel S. Longnecker
    Pages 1-15
  3. Parviz M. Pour, Yoichi Konishi, Günter Klöppel, Daniel S. Longnecker
    Pages 17-30
  4. Parviz M. Pour, Yoichi Konishi, Günter Klöppel, Daniel S. Longnecker
    Pages 31-41
  5. Parviz M. Pour, Yoichi Konishi, Günter Klöppel, Daniel S. Longnecker
    Pages 43-66
  6. Parviz M. Pour, Yoichi Konishi, Günter Klöppel, Daniel S. Longnecker
    Pages 67-82
  7. Parviz M. Pour, Yoichi Konishi, Günter Klöppel, Daniel S. Longnecker
    Pages 83-100
  8. Parviz M. Pour, Yoichi Konishi, Günter Klöppel, Daniel S. Longnecker
    Pages 101-116
  9. Parviz M. Pour, Yoichi Konishi, Günter Klöppel, Daniel S. Longnecker
    Pages 117-153
  10. Parviz M. Pour, Yoichi Konishi, Günter Klöppel, Daniel S. Longnecker
    Pages 155-158
  11. Parviz M. Pour, Yoichi Konishi, Günter Klöppel, Daniel S. Longnecker
    Pages 159-168
  12. Parviz M. Pour, Yoichi Konishi, Günter Klöppel, Daniel S. Longnecker
    Pages 169-174
  13. Parviz M. Pour, Yoichi Konishi, Günter Klöppel, Daniel S. Longnecker
    Pages 175-184
  14. Parviz M. Pour, Yoichi Konishi, Günter Klöppel, Daniel S. Longnecker
    Pages 185-197
  15. Parviz M. Pour, Yoichi Konishi, Günter Klöppel, Daniel S. Longnecker
    Pages 199-205
  16. Parviz M. Pour, Yoichi Konishi, Günter Klöppel, Daniel S. Longnecker
    Pages 207-209
  17. Parviz M. Pour, Yoichi Konishi, Günter Klöppel, Daniel S. Longnecker
    Pages 211-219
  18. Parviz M. Pour, Yoichi Konishi, Günter Klöppel, Daniel S. Longnecker
    Pages 221-236
  19. Parviz M. Pour, Yoichi Konishi, Günter Klöppel, Daniel S. Longnecker
    Pages 237-246
  20. Parviz M. Pour, Yoichi Konishi, Günter Klöppel, Daniel S. Longnecker
    Pages 247-256
  21. Parviz M. Pour, Yoichi Konishi, Günter Klöppel, Daniel S. Longnecker
    Pages 257-264
  22. Parviz M. Pour, Yoichi Konishi, Günter Klöppel, Daniel S. Longnecker
    Pages 265-279
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 281-287

About this book

Introduction

The classification of tumors is important for understanding tumor histogenesis, for predicting prognosis, for differential diagnosis, and for recommending appropriate therapy. Since 1836, when pancreatic cancer was first described, progress has been made in pancreatic cancer morphology, and a number of classifications have been proposed. All of these classifications are mainly based on morphological characteristics. Some are too detailed to be of practical use while others are more pragmatic. Some of the inherent problems in the previous classifications included difficulties in obtaining an adequate number of pan­ creatic tumors for examination and insufficient clinical data and follow-up. With the increasing incidence of pancreatic cancer in many parts of the world during the past six decades, and with the availability of more tumors to patho­ logists, advances have been made in pancreatic tumor studies. Classifications by Cubilla and Fitzgerald and by Kloppel, which are generally similar, mostly considered prominent morphological features and their histogenesis. These pathology-oriented classifications, although complete, were not practical from the standpoint of clinicians concerned with the prognosis of individual tumors.

Keywords

Staging cancer carcinoma cell classification differential diagnosis gastroenterology histopathology molecular biology oncology pancreas pancreatic cancer pathology tissue tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Parviz M. Pour
    • 1
  • Yoichi Konishi
    • 2
  • Günter Klöppel
    • 3
  • Daniel S. Longnecker
    • 4
  1. 1.The Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer; Department of Pathology and MicrobiologyUniversity of Nebraska Medical CenterOmahaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Oncological Pathology, Cancer CenterNara Medical CollegeKashihara, NaraJapan
  3. 3.Department of Pathology, Academy Hospital JetteFree University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium
  4. 4.Department of PathologyDartmouth Medical SchoolHanoverUSA

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