Original communication| Volume 18, ISSUE 2, P159-171, August 1945

The origin and growth of an adenoma of the islands of Langerhans

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      An effort has been made to show that the structure of the wall of the pancreatic duct and the wall of the capsule is the same, and, therefore, the capsule is the duct wall and its presence or absence depends upon whether the adenoma took origin in a duct with or without a wall. And finally, the gulf which exists between the theory of origin and a mature adenoma has been bridged by showing the proliferation of the duct epithelium, and intraductal islands of cells representing stages of growth.
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