Invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma of lung

Invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma of lung is a subtype of invasive adenocarcinoma of the lung. It was formerly known as mucinous bronchoalveolar carcinoma.


Mucinous carcinomas originate from columnar mucus-containing cells (cf. non-mucinous tumours which arise from Clara cells or type 2 pneumocytes). Mucinous carcinomas are thought to be more  likely to be multicentric and tend to have a worse prognosis than non-mucinous types 3.

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rID: 36774
System: Chest
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma of the lung
  • Mucinous bronchoalveolar carcinoma
  • Mucinous bronchoalveolar carcinomas

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