Mucinous neoplasms of the appendix

Mucinous neoplasms of the appendix are epithelial tumours of the appendix that produce mucin. According to a panel of specialists consensus published in 2016, a new nomenclature and classification for the appendiceal mucinous neoplasms based on their histologic type and biologic behaviour has been proposed 1-2:

On imaging, they are difficult to be distinguished from each other, particularly when comparing the low- and high-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasms, and generally are referred to as a mucinous neoplasm of the appendix. 

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rID: 54936
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Mucinous tumours of the appendix
  • appendiceal mucinous tumours
  • appendiceal mucinous neoplasms

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