Michael Markovitz, Kun Jiang, Daniel Kim, Trevor Rose, Jennifer B Permuth, Daniel Jeong
Acta Radiol Open . 2023 Feb 14;12(2):20584601231157046. doi: 10.1177/20584601231157046. eCollection 2023 Feb.
Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN) of the pancreas have the potential for malignant progression into adenocarcinoma. Colloid or mucinous non-cystic carcinoma of the pancreas is an uncommon variant neoplasm that can arise within an intestinal type IPMN and have a relatively improved prognosis but may mimic the more lethal tubular or ductal adenocarcinoma. Colloid carcinoma is an infiltrating ductal epithelial neoplasm containing primarily extracellular stromal mucin pools and scant amount of centrally floating neoplastic cells. While several reports have evaluated the unique pathologic and immunohistochemical profile of colloid carcinomas, there has been limited radiologic-pathologic correlation in the literature. We report a case of an 83-year-old female who presented for evaluation of slowly progressive abdominal pain and was found to have colloid carcinoma arising from an IPMN. This is one of the first reports to correlate the multimodality radiology including cinematic rendering (CR) and histopathology features associated with this tumor. An enhanced understanding of the correlation between imaging appearance and specific histopathologic findings may aid in the early recognition and treatment of this rare neoplasm. Emphasis is placed on CR as this may help guide surgical management.