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60) The supposition is that once colloid carcinoma cells overcome the protective barrier created by the mucin and infiltrate into the stroma as individual cells, they acquire (or reflect) an aggressive behavior that practically negates the survival advantage seen in pure colloid carcinomas.
Because SPCs are commonly associated with invasive mucinous carcinoma, they were originally considered precursors of colloid carcinomas.
Several histologic variants of pancreatic cancer have been described, which include adenosquamous carcinoma, colloid carcinoma, medullary carcinoma, signet ring cell carcinoma, undifferentiated carcinoma, and undifferentiated carcinoma with osteoclast-like giant cells.
There were 5 (11%) "good" prognosis subtypes of invasive carcinoma, including tubular/cribriform carcinoma (Figure, D), colloid carcinoma (Figure, E), and papillary-cystic carcinoma.
In the most recent WHO classification published in 2004, (17) pulmonary adenocarcinomas were divided into acinar, papillary, bronchioloalveolar, solid adenocarcinoma with mucin production, and mixed subtypes, as well as several variants (fetal adenocarcinoma, mucinous or colloid carcinoma, mucinous cystadenocarcinoma, signet ring adenocarcinoma, and clear cell carcinoma).