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Atypical and neoplastic acinar cell lesions of the pancreas in an autopsy study of Japanese patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3365656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A histopathologic examination of the pancreas was performed on a series of adult Japanese autopsies. In ten of 162 pancreases (6%) with adequate tissue available, two types of focal atypical acinar cell lesions, composed of acidophilic or basophilic cells, were found. Acidophilic atypical acinar cell lesions were more frequent than basophilic ones, although the one case of acinar cell adenoma and two cases of acinar cell carcinomas showed high incidences of basophilic atypical acinar cell lesions. The findings are concluded to support the possibility that atypical acinar cell lesions are precursors for acinar cell carcinomas.
T Tanaka; H Mori; G M Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cancer     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0008-543X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cancer     Publication Date:  1988 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-06-21     Completed Date:  1988-06-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374236     Medline TA:  Cancer     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2278-85     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pathology, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking
Carcinoma / pathology*
Middle Aged
Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology*

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