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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the Pancreas|
|State||Published - Jul 17 2013|
- Pancreatic neoplasms
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism