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Pancreatic tissue was removed from a young adult for unclear reasons. Atrophy and multifocal low grade pancreatic intra-epithelial neoplasia (PanIN) were present, with very focal zones of acute pancreatitis. This is concerning for a syndromic process, one type of which is referenced below.

Singhi AD, Pai RK, Kant JA, Bartholow TL, Zeh HJ, Lee KK, et al. The histopathology of PRSS1 hereditary pancreatitis. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Mar;38(3):346-53. PMID: 24525505

Case provided by Dr. Elizabeth Montgomery, Clinical Professor, Vice Chair of Faculty Development & Mentoring, Director of Surgical Pathology Fellowship Training Program, Co-Director, Pathology Reference Services, and Editor-In-Chief at Innovative Science Press.

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