Colloid Carcinoma of the Pancreas: A Distinct Pancreatic Neoplasm with Good Prognosis. Report of a Case

  • Ines Rubio-Perez Department of General Surgery, La Princesa University Hospital. Madrid, Spain
  • Elena Martin-Perez Department of General Surgery, La Princesa University Hospital. Madrid, Spain
  • Luis Sanchez-Urdazpal Department of General Surgery, La Princesa University Hospital. Madrid, Spain
  • Paloma Corbaton Department of Pathology, La Princesa University Hospital. Madrid, Spain
  • Eduardo Larrañaga Department of General Surgery, La Princesa University Hospital. Madrid, Spain
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous, Association, Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating, Pancreatic Neoplasms

Abstract

Context: Colloid carcinoma is considered a distinct type of pancreatic neoplasia with specific histopathological and molecular features, and a better prognosis. Case report We present the case of a patient with a 15cm locally invasive colloid carcinoma of the pancreas, in which an aggressive surgical approach achieved no evidence of disease 24 months after surgery. Conclusions If an accurate diagnostic approach and surgical resection are performed, the 5-year survival rate can reach 60%. Presence of invasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm has been reported, and this can affect the prognosis. Adjuvant therapy has not demonstrated improvement of survival in surgically-resected patients.

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Microscopic histopathological examination of the surgical specimen showed the characteristic pools of mucin
Published
2012-03-10
How to Cite
Rubio-Perez, I., Martin-Perez, E., Sanchez-Urdazpal, L., Corbaton, P., & Larrañaga, E. (2012). Colloid Carcinoma of the Pancreas: A Distinct Pancreatic Neoplasm with Good Prognosis. Report of a Case. JOP. Journal of the Pancreas, 13(2), 219-221. https://doi.org/10.6092/1590-8577/551
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