Molecular diagnostics in the neoplasms of the pancreas, liver, gall bladder, and extrahepatic biliary tract

Michael Weindel, Muhammad Zulfiqar, Amarpreet Bhalla, Vinod B. Shidham

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Pancreatic neoplasms, including ductal adenocarcinoma, intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm, solid pseudopapillary neoplasm, pancreatic endocrine neoplasms, acinar cell carcinoma, and ampullary carcinoma, are associated with different genetic abnormalities. Liver neoplasms, including hepatic adenomas, hepatocellular carcinomas, and cholangiocarcinomas, are associated with identifiable risk factors and genetic changes. Gall bladder adenomas and adenocarcinomas arise from distinct molecular pathways. The molecular abnormalities seen in these tumors are not used routinely in the molecular diagnostic laboratory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)875-880
Number of pages6
JournalClinics in Laboratory Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2013
Externally publishedYes



  • Extrahepatic biliary tract
  • Gall bladder adenocarcinoma
  • Gall bladder adenoma
  • Liver neoplasms
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Pancreatic neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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