Surgical Pathology Criteria

Colloid Carcinoma of the Pancreas

Definition

Alternate/Historical Names

Diagnostic Criteria

Differential Diagnosis

Colloid Carcinoma of the Pancreas Mucinous Cystic Neoplasm of the Pancreas
Pools of mucin with cells floating in mucin Cystic spaces lined by mucinous epithelium
No ovarian type stroma Ovarian type stroma
Most cases associated with IPMN No association with IPMN
Male>female Nearly all female

Colloid Carcinoma of the Pancreas Mucocele-like lesion (Extravasated Mucin)
Pools of mucin with cells floating in mucin Pools of mucin lacking lining or cells floating within
Mucin pools infiltrate and dissect tissue Usually restricted to periductal location
Usually lacks inflammation Frequently markedly inflamed

Clinical

Classification / Lists

Pancreatic Carcinomas

Mucinous Pancreatic Lesions

Bibliography

Author / Update

Robert V Rouse MD
Department of Pathology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford CA 94305-5342

Original posting/updates: 1/5/08, 1/5/12

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