At a glance: 25 fibrous tumors of the pancreas

Vitorino Modesto Santos, Lister Arruda Modesto santos


Solitary fibrous tumor of the pancreas is a rare condition, more often benign. Mesenchymal fibroblastic-like spindle cells, anarchical fascicular pattern, hyalinized fibro collagen stroma, and hemangiopericytoma-like vessels are the usual features. Suggestive histopathology data must be confirmed by expressions of CD34, Bcl-2, vimentin, CD99, ?-catenin, CD117, CD10, or CD56 in immunohistochemistry studies. Herein, the major characteristics of 25 published cases of these tumors are reviewed. The main purpose is to enhance the suspicion index about this scarcely described entity.

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