Surgical Pathology Criteria

Ductal Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas

Grading / Staging / Report

Grade Differentiation Mucin Mitoses / HPF Nuclear Cytology
1 Well differentiated Abundant ≤5 Little polymorphism, polarity preserved
2 Moderately differentiated, foci of poorly formed glands

Decreased

6-10 Moderate polymorphism
3 Poorly differentiated, small irregular glands and single cell infiltration Scant >10 Marked pleomorphism
Highest score in any category determines the grade

 

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