Distinguishing benign dissecting mucin (stromal mucin pools) from invasive mucinous carcinoma

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Abstract

Mucin dissecting stroma suggests the presence of an invasive mucinous (colloid) carcinoma. However, in virtually every organ in which invasive mucinous carcinoma exists, there exist benign mimickers associated with dissecting mucin. This article reviews diagnostic criteria for the differential diagnosis of mucinous lesions of the breast, pancreas, biliary tract, colon, appendix, and bladder, emphasizing practical points, which we find helpful in daily diagnostic surgical pathology practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalAdvances in Anatomic Pathology
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2008

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Mucinous Adenocarcinoma
Mucins
Surgical Pathology
Appendix
Biliary Tract
Pancreas
Colon
Urinary Bladder
Breast
Differential Diagnosis

Keywords

  • Colloid carcinoma
  • Dissecting mucin
  • Extravasated mucin
  • Mucinous adenocarcinoma
  • Mucocele

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Anatomy

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