Acinar cell carcinoma: a rare pancreatic malignancy

  • Poras Chaudhary | drporaschaudhary@yahoo.com Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India.
  • Gyan Ranjan Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India.
  • Anil Chaudhary Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India.
  • Alok Kumar Tiwari Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India.
  • Mohinder P. Arora Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas is a rare pancreatic malignancy, constituting only 1-2% of all the pancreatic tumors. A young adult male presented with chronic diarrhea and upper abdominal pain, on investigations was found to have a large pancreatic tumor of size 12×7.5 cm involving the body of the pancreas. Pancreatic body and tail resection with splenectomy was done and final histopathological examination showed acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas. Prognosis of acinar cell carcinoma is better than adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.

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Author Biography

Poras Chaudhary, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi

Assistant Professor, Department Of General Surgery

 

Published
2013-05-20
Section
Case Reports
Keywords:
pancreatic tumor, resection, positive periodic acid-Schiff stain, acinar cell carcinoma.
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How to Cite
Chaudhary, P., Ranjan, G., Chaudhary, A., Tiwari, A. K., & Arora, M. P. (2013). Acinar cell carcinoma: a rare pancreatic malignancy. Clinics and Practice, 3(2), e18. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2013.e18