Pancreatic carcinoma (gross pathology)

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Ryan


Abdominal pain and loss of weight.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Female

Coronal section of 'Whipple's' specimen (pancreatico-duodenectomy). There is an irregular, stellate, white to yellow pancreatic mass (35mm) in the head of the pancreas. Note the patent pancreatic duct visible traversing the tumor. 

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