J Korean Geriatr Soc.  2008 Sep;12(3):160-164.

A Case of Acinar Cell Carcinoma of the Pancreas

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. lukejin@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Pathology, Seoul Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Radiology, Seoul Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma is an uncommon malignancy of the exocrine pancreas. Because of a higher recurrence rate and frequent metastases, this tumor, generally, has a poor prognosis. We report a case of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma in a 60-year-old man. His chief complaint was jaundice. Abdominal CT revealed a heterogeneous enhancing mass in the pancreatic head measuring 8.2x7.5cm. After receiving the Whipple procedure, acinar cell carcinoma was diagnosed by pathological examination. Liver metastasis was found at one year after the curative resection.

Keyword

Acinar cell carcinoma; Pancreas

MeSH Terms

Acinar Cells
Carcinoma, Acinar Cell
Head
Humans
Jaundice
Liver
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Metastasis
Pancreas
Pancreas, Exocrine
Prognosis
Recurrence
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