Localization

The overwhelming majority of cases occur in the body-tail of the pancreas {328, 1932, 2148, 2198}. The head is only rarely involved, with a predilection for mucinous cystadenocarcinomas {1932, 2198}.

Fig. 10.15 Mucinous cystic neoplasm. The pancreatic duct, which does not communicate with the cyst lumen, has been opened over the surface of the tumour (left, arrowheads). The thick wall and irregular lining of the bisected neoplasm are shown on the right.
Fig. 10.17 Well differentiated columnar epithelium supported by ovarian-like stroma.

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