volume 31, issue 6, P475-483 2014
DOI: 10.1053/j.semdp.2014.08.009
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Michelle D. Reid, Hyejeong Choi, Serdar Balci, Gizem Akkas, Volkan Adsay

Abstract: We herein summarize the pathology and most recent advances in the molecular genetics of serous cystic neoplasms of the pancreas. They typically present as relatively large, well-demarcated tumors (mean size, 6cm), predominantly occurring in females. Pre-operative diagnosis remains challenging; imaging findings and cyst fluid analysis often prove non-specific and fine-needle aspiration often does not yield diagnostic cells. Pathologically, they are characterized by a distinctive cytology referred to as "serous.…

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