Similarities and Differences Between Intraductal Papillary Tumors of the Bile Duct With and Without Macroscopically Visible Mucin Secretion

Department of General Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan.
The American journal of surgical pathology (Impact Factor: 4.59). 04/2011; 35(4):512-21. DOI: 10.1097/PAS.0b013e3182103f36
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ABSTRACT Intraductal papillary neoplasms of the bile duct (IPNB) have been recently proposed as the biliary counterpart of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas (IPMN-P). However, in contrast to IPMN-P, IPNB include a considerable number of the tumors without macroscopically visible mucin secretion. Here we report the similarities and differences between IPNB with and without macroscopically visible mucin secretion (IPNB-M and IPNB-NM). Surgically resected 27 consecutive cases with IPNB were divided into IPNB-M (n=10) and IPNB-NM (n=17), and their clinicopathologic features were examined. Clinically, both tumors were similar. Pathologically, the most frequent histopathologic types were pancreatobiliary in IPNB-NM and intestinal in IPNB-M. Various degrees of cytoarchitectural atypia within the same tumor were exhibited in 8 IPNB-M, but only 3 in IPNB-NM. Although the tumor size was similar, 9 IPNB-NM were invasive carcinoma, whereas all but 1 IPNB-M with carcinoma were in situ or minimally invasive. Immunohistochemically, positive MUC2 expression was significantly more frequent in IPNB-M than in IPNB-NM, whereas MUC1 tended to be more frequently expressed in IPNB-NM compared with IPNB-M. Among IPNB-NM with positive MUC1 expression, 3 had negative MUC2 and MUC5AC expressions. These tumors showed a tubulopapillary growth with uniform degree of cytoarchitectural atypia. All IPNB-M were negative for p53, and the frequency of positive p53 protein in IPNB-NM was at the middle level of that in IPNB-M and nonpapillary cholangiocarcinoma. In conclusion, IPNB-M showed striking similarities to IPMN-P, but IPNB-NM contained heterogeneous disease groups.

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