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This is a histological classification of tumours and tumour-like lesions of the exocrine pancreas which also includes those tumours showing a mixture of exocrine and endocrine elements. The classification is based principally on standard microscopic observations, but whenever indicated it incorporates diagnostically valuable immunohistological findings. In addition, the most important immunohistological findings which are helpful in categorizing pancreatic tumours are summarised in Table 1.

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Klöppel, G., Solcia, E., Sobin, L.H., Longnecker, D.S., Capella, C. (1996). Introduction. In: Histological Typing of Tumours of the Exocrine Pancreas. World Health Organization International Histological Classification of Tumours. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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