Although being considered as a low-grade indolent carcinoma, pancreatic MEC always invades the surrounding lymph node and metastasizes. The prognosis of pancreatic MEC is unsatisfactory. To date, the genetic alterations, mechanistic relationships among mutated genes and signaling pathways of pancreatic MEC are unclear. Read more . . .
Primary pancreatic mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is an extremely rare malignant tumor with unclear etiology and pathogenesis. There are only eleven reported cases in English papers published from 1959 to 2020. MEC generally occurs in the salivary gland, but cases in the pancreas have also been reported.