Colon tumor
Carcinoma
Mucinous carcinoma of colon


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PubMed Search: Mucinous carcinoma [title] colon

Raul S. Gonzalez, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • WHO recognized subtype of colorectal carcinoma with mucin lakes comprising at least 50% of tumor mass
Terminology
  • Variably called "colloid carcinoma"
Epidemiology
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Pathophysiology
Clinical features
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Case reports
Gross description
  • Exophytic, gelatinous mass
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Causing intussusception

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Cecal tumor

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Arising in villous adenoma

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Adenocarcinoma with strips of tumor cells floating in large extracellular mucin lakes comprising at least half of tumor mass
  • Signet ring cells (with intracellular mucin) may also be present but should comprise less than half of tumor
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Pools of mucus

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Extracellular mucin

Positive stains
Molecular / cytogenetics description
Differential diagnosis
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