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Other tumors

Features to report for tumors

Reviewer: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 20 October 2012, last major update August 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.


● Tumor size
● Histologic type
● Histologic grade
● Depth of invasion
● Angiolymphatic invasion
● Perineural invasion
● Margin involvement (surgical, radial, mesenteric)
● Peritumoral satellite nodules (for appendiceal carcinomas)
● Lymph node involvement (total involved, total examined)
● Mitotic rate and Ki-67 labeling index (for appendiceal carcinoids)
● Additional findings such as diverticula

● As of June 2012, there are updated College of American Pathologists (CAP) protocols for both appendiceal adenocarcinomas and well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors (NET) of the appendix: visit CAP.org and search for "Cancer Protocols and Checklists"
● Staging for NETS does not include poorly differentiated (high-grade, G3) neuroendocrine carcinomas, small cell carcinomas, and goblet cell carcinoids (use CAP protocol for appendiceal carcinomas)

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