We report on a resected case of spindle cell carcinoma of the pancreas in a 73 year-old Japanese male who has a history of diabetes mellitus.
The patient visited his neighborhood hospital complaining of abdominal pain and was referred to our hospital for further examination of a pancreatic tumor discovered by abdominal ultrasonography.
Upon the diagnosis of ductal carcinoma, a distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy was performed.
Microscopically, the tumor was composed of spindle cells arranged in interlacing bundles with frequent mitotic figures.
The diagnosis of spindle cell carcinoma of the pancreas was confirmed by immunohistochemical studies.
To our knowledge, our case is the first resected case of spindle cell carcinoma arising from the pancreas in the English literature.
Mots-clés Pascal : Carcinosarcome, Pancréas, Diagnostic, Anatomopathologie, Immunohistochimie, Etude cas, Revue bibliographique, Personne âgée, Homme, Japonais, Tumeur maligne, Appareil digestif pathologie, Pancréas pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Spindle cell carcinoma, Pancreas, Diagnosis, Pathology, Immunohistochemistry, Case study, Bibliographic review, Elderly, Human, Japanese, Malignant tumor, Digestive diseases, Pancreatic disease
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