Adenocarcinoma - Endocervical (mucinous) type

Author: Dr. Branko Perunovic (see Authors page)

Revised: 2 January 2017, last major update May 2007

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Definition / general
  • 70 - 90% of all adenocarcinomas
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Tumor cells resemble endocervical mucosa
  • Cells are arranged in simple or branching glands
  • Often glands are close to thick walled vessels (within thickness of vessel wall, Int J Gynecol Pathol 2005;24:125)
  • Usually brisk mitotic activity
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Well differentiated tumor composed of endocervical type cells

Colloid-type with clusters of tumor cells floating in mucin

Differential diagnosis
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