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Hepatoid variant of pancreatic cancer: insights from a case and literature review.
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PMID:  23846944     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
CONTEXT: "Hepatoid" cancer refers to an extrahepatic neoplasm with hepatocellular differentiation. The stomach is the most common site and pancreatic origin is distinctly uncommon.
CASE REPORT: We describe a patient with hepatoid pancreatic tumor who presented with inoperable metastatic disease.
CONCLUSION: Serum levels or tissue staining with alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) may not be a reliable tumor marker in these cases and an experienced pathologist and appropriate immunohistochemical staining are essential for early diagnosis. This report incorporates a comprehensive literature review outlining the clinical presentation, diagnostic difficulties, management and outcomes associated with this rare pathological entity.
Shounak Majumder; Constantin A Dasanu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-07-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  JOP : Journal of the pancreas     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1590-8577     ISO Abbreviation:  JOP     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101091810     Medline TA:  JOP     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  442-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Connecticut. Farmington, CT, USA.
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