Pancreatic Tumors

  • Hart IsaacsJr


True neoplasms of the pancreas are unusual in the fetus and infant [1–6]. Lesions arising from islet cells, for example, nesidioblastosis and adenomatous hyperplasia, occur more often than exocrine tumors in this age group [1, 5–14]. The “embryonic” tumor of the pancreas, pancreatoblastoma, a neoplasm unique to infants and children, is the subject of a few case reports and considerable discussion [1, 5, 12–17]. Table 14.1 is a classification proposed for the various pancreatic tumors and tumorlike conditions found in the fetus and infant.


Islet Cell Islet Cell Tumor Adenomatous Hyperplasia Acinar Tissue Leukemoid Reaction 
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  • Hart IsaacsJr
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  1. 1.Department of Pathology Rady Childrens Hospital San DiegoUniversity of California San Diego School of MedicineSan DiegoUSA

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