Acinar Cell Carcinoma
Acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) is a rare malignant epithelial neoplasm of the exocrine pancreas. It mostly affects older individuals; however, it can occur in individuals of any age, from 3 to 90 years. It is slightly more common in men. The neoplasms most often arise in the head of the pancreas and may have developed both lymph node and liver metastases at time of diagnosis. Most patients present with nonspecific abdominal complaints, and biliary obstruction is uncommon. Rarely, patients may display symptoms associated with increased serum levels of pancreatic enzymes, such as distal fat necrosis or arthralgias.
KeywordsCytologic Feature Islet Cell Tumor Acinar Cell Carcinoma Pancreatic Endocrine Tumor Loose Cluster
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