acinar cell carcinoma

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acinar cell carcinoma

A highly aggressive tumour that represents 1–2% of all pancreatic malignancies, which occurs in older (average, age 60) adults, more often males (2:1), ± arthralgia, increased serum amylase, lipase. It has been described in other sites—e.g., in the liver.
 
Prognosis
Poor; metastasises to lymph nodes, liver.

Acinar cell carcinoma

A malignant tumor arising from the acinar cells of the pancreas.