Recurrent Pancreatitis Due to a Cystic Pancreatic Tumor: A Rare Presentation of Acinar Cell Carcinoma

Context :Acinar cell carcinoma is an uncommon malignancy of the pancreas. It has characteristic histomorphology, immunohistochemistry profile, and clinicopathological behavior.Case report :We report a rare case of recurrent pancreatitis secondary to acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas. We describe the endoscopic ultrasound characteristic, treatment and the surgical outcome. Conclusions :Acinar cell carcinoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of cystic pancreatic tumors presenting withrecurrent pancreatitis.


Massimo Raimondo, James R Scolapio, Justin Nguyen, Murli Krishna, Bashar Aqel

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