Hepatoid variant of pancreatic cancer: Insights from a case and literature review

Shounak Majumder, Constantin A. Dasanu

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)442-445
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Pancreas
Volume14
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 17 2013

Keywords

  • Carcinoma
  • Hepatocellular
  • Pancreatic neoplasms
  • alpha-Fetoproteins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Hepatology
  • Endocrinology

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