Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Cancer Imaging. 2013 Feb 22;13:14-25. doi: 10.1102/1470-7330.2013.0003.

Mucinous neoplasms of the appendix: a current comprehensive clinicopathologic and imaging review.

Author information

1
Department of Radiology, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Center, 1645 Avenue Cedar, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1A4, Canada.

Abstract

Mucinous neoplasms of the appendix are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms ranging from simple mucoceles to complex pseudomyxoma peritonei. Considerable controversy exists on their pathologic classification and nomenclature. Clear understanding of the histopathologic diversity of these neoplasms helps in establishing proper communication between the radiologist, the pathologist and the surgeon. In this article, we present a brief discussion of the current taxonomy and nomenclature of mucinous neoplasms of the appendix followed by a review of their imaging features. Important points including the significance of identifying extra-appendiceal mucin at imaging, the new classification of pseudomyxoma peritonei into low- and high-grade varieties and the significance of simultaneous ovarian and appendiceal neoplasms are highlighted.

PMID:
23439060
PMCID:
PMC3582328
DOI:
10.1102/1470-7330.2013.0003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Support Center