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Pathology of Oncocytic Carcinoma of the Pancreas  

Dr Sampurna Roy MD                


Syn: Oncocytic Tumour ; Oncocytoma.

Oncocytic carcinoma usually arise in the head or tail of the pancreas, often with metastases.

Visit: Exocrine Pancreatic Tumours

Microscopically, the carcinomas consist of sheets or nests of cells with abundant granular and eosinophilic cytoplasm.  

The cytoplasmic granules stain positively with PTAH, and ultrastructural study reveal numerous mitochondria in the cytoplasm.

Oncocytic changes have also been reported in solid pseudopapillary tumour and in intraductal papillary mucinous tumour.

Further reading:

Oncocytic carcinoma of the pancreas.

A case of pancreatic oncocytic tumor.

Intraductal oncocytic papillary neoplasms of the pancreas

Papillary cystic tumor of the pancreas: a case indistinguishable from oncocytic carcinoma.




Dr Sampurna Roy  MD

Consultant  Histopathologist (Kolkata - India)






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