Foamy gland pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma diagnosed on EUS-FNA: A histochemical, immunohistochemical, and molecular report
Article first published online: 25 SEP 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 41, Issue 1, pages 77–80, January 2013
How to Cite
Bellevicine, C., Malapelle, U., Iaccarino, A., Schettino, P., Napolitano, V., Zeppa, P. and Troncone, G. (2013), Foamy gland pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma diagnosed on EUS-FNA: A histochemical, immunohistochemical, and molecular report. Diagn. Cytopathol., 41: 77–80. doi: 10.1002/dc.22923
- Issue published online: 17 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 25 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 15 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Received: 27 FEB 2012
- pancreatic adenocarcinoma;
- foamy gland pattern;
- special stains;
- molecular cytopathology
The foamy gland pattern (FGP) may impart to pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) a deceptively benign appearance. Thus, its diagnosis on FNA is challenging. A case of PDA with FGP, that was suspected on Diff Quik smears, diagnosed on cell-block preparation and confirmed by ancillary stains and molecular techniques, is here reported. The diagnostic interpretation of foamy atypical cells on direct smears may benefit from cell block preparation and from ancillary techniques. Diagn. Cytopathol. 2013. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.