Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 38, Issue 5, pp 1115–1119 | Cite as

Intraductal growing acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas

  • Hae Jin Kim
  • Young Kon Kim
  • Kee Taek Jang
  • Jae Hoon Lim
Article

Abstract

Acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) is a rare pancreatic exocrine neoplasm characterized by a huge, exophytic well-circumscribed hypovascular mass. There has been several reports describing intraductal and papillary variant of ACC and they showed different radiologic features from usual ACC. We present histologically confirmed cases of intraductal and papillary variant of ACC that had been found in two patients, who underwent CT and MRI. This report provides CT and MRI features of intraductal and papillary variant of ACC in pancreas with pathologic correlation after surgical excision.

Keywords

Acinar cell carcinoma Pancreas Intraductal and papillary variant CT MRI 

Notes

Conflict of interest

All authors have no conflicts of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hae Jin Kim
    • 1
  • Young Kon Kim
    • 1
  • Kee Taek Jang
    • 2
  • Jae Hoon Lim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical CenterSungkyunkwan University School of MedicineSeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Samsung Medical CenterSungkyunkwan University School of MedicineSeoulKorea

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