Mucinous carcinoma of the cervix

Mucinous carcinoma of the cervix is an uncommon histological sub type of cervical cancer. It falls under the group of adenocarcinoma of the cervix.

As a general rule any mucin-producing tumour will produce very high T2 signal 1.

An enhancing lesion, irregular margin, and iso-intensity on T1 are features that would weigh towards a malignant lesion from benign ones 2.

For more well defined high T2 signal lesions on MRI, consider

  • atypical Nabothian cyst: tends to have high signal on T1and no enhancement post contrast
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Article information

rID: 17951
System: Gynaecology
Tags: cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Mucinous carcinoma of cervix
  • Mucinous carcinoma of the uterine cervix
  • Mucinous carcinoma of uterine cervix

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