Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : August | Volume : 10 | Issue : 8 | Page : EC10 - EC13

Clinicopathological Features of Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms of Pancreas in a Tertiary Care Center: A 14 Year Retrospective Study EC10-EC13

Thomas Alex Kodiatte, Deepak Burad, Manbha L. Rymbai

Dr. Deepak Burad,
Department of General Pathology, 4th Floor, Asha Block, CMC Hospital, Ida Scudder Road,
Vellore-632004, Tamil Nadu, India.

Introduction: Pancreatic surgeries are usually performed for inflammatory conditions and neoplasms. Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm (IPMN) account for approximately 5-7% of all pancreatic neoplasms in western literature. To the best of our knowledge, there has been no published literature in Indian subcontinent on IPMN. Aim: To assess the spectrum of different pancreatic pathologies on pancreatic resection specimens. Also, to review and share the experience on the clinicopathological features of IPMNs in our institute.

Materials and Methods: This was a 14 year retrospective study of all cases where pancreatic surgeries were done for pancreatic pathology. The slides and blocks of diagnosed cases of IPMNs were retrieved from the department archives, reviewed and a detailed study on the histopathological features was done.

Results: Among the 377 pancreatic surgical specimens, pancreatitis was the most common diagnosis followed by exocrine neoplasms and endocrine neoplasms. IPMN constituted 3.2 % of all pancreatic neoplasms. Histologically, the most common type was the gastric foveolar type. Pancreatobiliary type was aggressive and associated with an invasive component and had evidence of metastasis on follow up.

Conclusion: IPMNs are rare neoplasms of pancreas with a male predominance. They are usually indolent except for the pancreatobiliary type which may have an aggressive course, often associated with an invasive adenocarcinoma component. Diligent follow up is recommended.