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pancreatic mucoepidermoid carcinoma

Wednesday 29 August 2018

"Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC)" has been accepted as a synonym for pancreatic adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC). Pancreatic ASC can show salivary gland-type MEC-like morphology.

Pan-MEC is histologically and biologically high-grade and unrelated to CRTC1/3-MAML2 fusion gene, unlike Sal-MEC which is related to CRTC1/3-MAML2 fusion gene. Pan-MEC is not a pancreatic counterpart of CRTC1/3-MAML2 fusion gene-related Sal-MEC. (30138216)

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- "Pancreatic Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma" is not a Pancreatic Counterpart of CRTC1/3-MAML2 Fusion Gene-related Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Salivary Gland, and May More Appropriately be Termed Pancreatic Adenosquamous Carcinoma With Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma-like Features. Saeki K, Ohishi Y, Matsuda R, Mochidome N, Miyasaka Y, Yamamoto H, Koga Y, Maehara Y, Nakamura M, Oda Y. Am J Surg Pathol. 2018 Aug 22. doi : 10.1097/PAS.0000000000001135 PMID: 30138216