Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the pancreas: a case report and a review of literature

Rui Ma, Yuan-Quan Yu, Jiang-Tao Li, Shu-You Peng


  • Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the pancreas is rare. Here, a 63-year-old woman with left upper abdominal pain and abdominal
    distension is presented. Her mucoepidermoid carcinoma was located at the left upper abdomen, arising from the pancreatic body
    and tail without invasion of pancreatic capsule. On pathologic examination, the tumor consisted of three types of cells, the majority
    being poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma cells with mucin products in their cytoplasm, and some moderately differentiated
    adenocarcinoma with a tendency to form ducts. In addition, there were epidermoid cells and intermediate undifferentiated cells.
    She survived for 12 months after surgery.
  • Keywords: Mucoepidermoid carcinoma, pancreas, splenic artery aneurysm, squamous carcinoma, adenosquamous carcinoma

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