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World J Gastroenterol. Jan 14, 2015; 21(2): 694-698
Published online Jan 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i2.694
Locally advanced undifferentiated carcinoma with osteoclast-like giant cells of the pancreas
Hong-Qiao Gao, Yin-Mo Yang, Yan Zhuang, Ping Liu
Hong-Qiao Gao, Yin-Mo Yang, Yan Zhuang, Department of General Surgery, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100034, China
Ping Liu, Department of Pathology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100034, China
Author contributions: Gao HQ designed and wrote the paper; Yang YM organized the report; Zhuang Y performed the imaging diagnosis; Liu P performed the pathological examinations.
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Correspondence to: Yin-Mo Yang, MD, Department of General Surgery, Peking University First Hospital, No. 8 Xishiku Street, Beijing 100034, China. yangyinmo@263.net
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Received: April 28, 2014
Peer-review started: April 29, 2014
First decision: May 29, 2014
Revised: July 7, 2014
Accepted: July 25, 2014
Article in press: July 25, 2014
Published online: January 14, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Undifferentiated carcinoma with osteoclast-like giant cells of the pancreas (UCOGCP) is an unusual pancreatic neoplasm and the histogenesis and biologic behavior of UCOGCP remain controversial. We report a case of locally advanced UCOGCP with infiltration of the adjacent colon and portal vein. Ten years after extended distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy and colectomy, the patient is still alive without any evidence of recurrence.