Chapter 60. Pathology of Exocrine Pancreatic Tumors

  1. Hans G. Beger MD, FACS(Hon) Founding Editor Emeritus Professor of Surgery3,
  2. Andrew L. Warshaw MD Surgeon-in-Chief Chairman4,5,
  3. Markus W. Büchler MD Chairman Head Professor of Surgery6,
  4. Richard A. Kozarek MD Director7,
  5. Markus M. Lerch MD, FRCP Professor Chair8,
  6. John P. Neoptolemos MA, MB, BChir, MD, FRCS, FMedSci Head Professor of Surgery9,10,11,
  7. Keiko Shiratori MD Chair Professor12,
  8. David C. Whitcomb MD, PhD Professor of Medicine Chief13 and
  9. Bettina M. Rau MD Coordinating Editor Associate Professor of Surgery14
  1. Günter Klöppel MD Professor of Pathology and Director1,
  2. Bence Sipos and
  3. David S. Klimstra MD2

Published Online: 4 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300123.ch60

The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition

The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition

How to Cite

Klöppel, G., Sipos, B. and Klimstra, D. S. (2008) Pathology of Exocrine Pancreatic Tumors, in The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition (eds H. G. Beger, A. L. Warshaw, M. W. Büchler, R. A. Kozarek, M. M. Lerch, J. P. Neoptolemos, K. Shiratori, D. C. Whitcomb and B. M. Rau), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300123.ch60

Editor Information

  1. 3

    c/o Universitätsklinikum Ulm, University of Ulm, Germany

  2. 4

    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

  3. 5

    W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  4. 6

    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Germany

  5. 7

    Digestive Disease Institute, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA

  6. 8

    Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany

  7. 9

    The Owen and Ellen Evans Chair of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  8. 10

    Division of Surgery and Oncology, University of Liverpool, UK

  9. 11

    School of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  10. 12

    Department of Gastroenterology, Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

  11. 13

    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

  12. 14

    Department of General, Thoracic, Vascular and Transplantation Surgery, University of Rostock, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Pathology, University of Kiel, Germany

  2. 2

    Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146647

Online ISBN: 9781444300123



  • pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC);
  • exocrine pancreatic tumor pathology;
  • tumor spread, staging, and grading;
  • intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs);
  • mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCNs);
  • serous cystic neoplasms;
  • solid pseudopapillary neoplasms;
  • acinar cell cystadenomas;
  • nonepithelial and secondary tumors


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Classification and general features

  • Ductal adenocarcinoma

  • Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms

  • Mucinous cystic neoplasms

  • Serous cystic neoplasms

  • Acinar cell carcinomas

  • Pancreatoblastomas

  • Solid pseudopapillary neoplasms

  • Acinar cell cystadenomas

  • Miscellaneous carcinomas

  • Nonepithelial tumors and secondary tumors

  • Tumor-like lesions

  • References