Adenoma and Carcinoma, Pancreatic Islets, Rat

  • James E. Heath
Part of the Monographs on Pathology of Laboratory Animals book series (LABORATORY)


Adenomas of the pancreatic islets may not be visible grossly, or they may occur as pale to reddish, usually spherical nodules 3-5 mm or more in diameter within the pancreas. Carcinomas may appear grossly as round or irregular flesh-colored to dark red nodules up to 10 mm or more in diameter. Larger and more aggressive carcinomas on rare occasions may present as diffusely infiltrative masses which involve the duodenum or other abdominal organs.


Islet cell adenoma islet cell carcinoma islet cell tumor, benign and malignant pancreatic endocrine tumor, benign and malignant insulinoma gastrinoma apudoma alpha cell tumor beta cell tumor 


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  • James E. Heath
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  1. 1.Southern Research InstituteBirminghamUSA

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