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Carcinoma, Islet Cell definition: A primary malignant neoplasm of the pancreatic ISLET CELLS. Usually it involves the non-INSULIN-producing cell types, the PANCREATIC ALPHA CELLS and the pancreatic delta cells (SOMATOSTATIN-SECRETING CELLS) in GLUCAGONOMA and SOMATOSTATINOMA, respectively.
islet cell cancer definition: (EYE-let) Cancer arising from cells in the islets of Langerhans, which are found in the pancreas. Also called endocrine cancer.
Pancreatic Endocrine Carcinoma definition: A malignant endocrine neoplasm arising from the islets of Langerhans.