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Mucinous Cystadenocarcinoma
Akram M. Shaaban, MBBCh; Oguz Akin, MD; Deborah Levine, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Mucinous carcinoma
            • Definitions

              • Classified as malignant epithelial ovarian neoplasm

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                    • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                • Microscopic Features

                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                  • Presentation

                                    • Demographics

                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                        • Treatment

                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                          • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                            Selected References

                                            1. Zhao SH et al: MRI in differentiating ovarian borderline from benign mucinous cystadenoma: pathological correlation. J Magn Reson Imaging. 39(1):162-6, 2014
                                            2. Soslow RA: Mucinous ovarian carcinoma: slippery business. Cancer. 117(3):451-3, 2011
                                            3. Zaino RJ et al: Advanced stage mucinous adenocarcinoma of the ovary is both rare and highly lethal: a Gynecologic Oncology Group study. Cancer. 117(3):554-62, 2011
                                            4. Okamoto Y et al: Malignant or borderline mucinous cystic neoplasms have a larger number of loculi than mucinous cystadenoma: a retrospective study with MR. J Magn Reson Imaging. 26(1):94-9, 2007
                                            5. Kikkawa F et al: Clinical characteristics and prognosis of mucinous tumors of the ovary. Gynecol Oncol. 2006
                                            6. Togashi K. Related Articles et al: Ovarian cancer: the clinical role of US, CT, and MRI. Eur Radiol. 13 Suppl 4:L87-104, 2003
                                            7. Jung SE et al: CT and MR imaging of ovarian tumors with emphasis on differential diagnosis. Radiographics. 22(6):1305-25, 2002
                                            8. Rodriguez IM et al: Mucinous tumors of the ovary: a clinicopathologic analysis of 75 borderline tumors (of intestinal type) and carcinomas. Am J Surg Pathol. 26(2):139-52, 2002
                                            9. Jeong YY et al: Imaging evaluation of ovarian masses. Radiographics. 20(5):1445-70, 2000
                                            10. Lee KR et al: Mucinous tumors of the ovary: a clinicopathologic study of 196 borderline tumors (of intestinal type) and carcinomas, including an evaluation of 11 cases with 'pseudomyxoma peritonei'. Am J Surg Pathol. 24(11):1447-64, 2000
                                            11. Ozols RF et al: Epithelial ovarian cancer. In: Hoskins WJ et al: Principles and practice of gynecologic oncology. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 981-1057, 2000
                                            12. Zissin R et al: Synchronous mucinous tumors of the ovary and the appendix associated with pseudomyxoma peritonei: CT findings. Abdom Imaging. 25(3):311-6, 2000
                                            13. Kawamoto S et al: CT of epithelial ovarian tumors. Radiographics. 19 Spec No:S85-102; quiz S263-4, 1999
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                                            KEY FACTS

                                            • Terminology

                                              • Imaging

                                                • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                  • Pathology

                                                    • Clinical Issues

                                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                                      • Synonyms

                                                        • Mucinous carcinoma
                                                      • Definitions

                                                        • Classified as malignant epithelial ovarian neoplasm

                                                      IMAGING

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • CT Findings

                                                          • MR Findings

                                                            • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                              • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                                    • General Features

                                                                      • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                          • Microscopic Features

                                                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                            • Presentation

                                                                              • Demographics

                                                                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                  • Treatment

                                                                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                      Selected References

                                                                                      1. Zhao SH et al: MRI in differentiating ovarian borderline from benign mucinous cystadenoma: pathological correlation. J Magn Reson Imaging. 39(1):162-6, 2014
                                                                                      2. Soslow RA: Mucinous ovarian carcinoma: slippery business. Cancer. 117(3):451-3, 2011
                                                                                      3. Zaino RJ et al: Advanced stage mucinous adenocarcinoma of the ovary is both rare and highly lethal: a Gynecologic Oncology Group study. Cancer. 117(3):554-62, 2011
                                                                                      4. Okamoto Y et al: Malignant or borderline mucinous cystic neoplasms have a larger number of loculi than mucinous cystadenoma: a retrospective study with MR. J Magn Reson Imaging. 26(1):94-9, 2007
                                                                                      5. Kikkawa F et al: Clinical characteristics and prognosis of mucinous tumors of the ovary. Gynecol Oncol. 2006
                                                                                      6. Togashi K. Related Articles et al: Ovarian cancer: the clinical role of US, CT, and MRI. Eur Radiol. 13 Suppl 4:L87-104, 2003
                                                                                      7. Jung SE et al: CT and MR imaging of ovarian tumors with emphasis on differential diagnosis. Radiographics. 22(6):1305-25, 2002
                                                                                      8. Rodriguez IM et al: Mucinous tumors of the ovary: a clinicopathologic analysis of 75 borderline tumors (of intestinal type) and carcinomas. Am J Surg Pathol. 26(2):139-52, 2002
                                                                                      9. Jeong YY et al: Imaging evaluation of ovarian masses. Radiographics. 20(5):1445-70, 2000
                                                                                      10. Lee KR et al: Mucinous tumors of the ovary: a clinicopathologic study of 196 borderline tumors (of intestinal type) and carcinomas, including an evaluation of 11 cases with 'pseudomyxoma peritonei'. Am J Surg Pathol. 24(11):1447-64, 2000
                                                                                      11. Ozols RF et al: Epithelial ovarian cancer. In: Hoskins WJ et al: Principles and practice of gynecologic oncology. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 981-1057, 2000
                                                                                      12. Zissin R et al: Synchronous mucinous tumors of the ovary and the appendix associated with pseudomyxoma peritonei: CT findings. Abdom Imaging. 25(3):311-6, 2000
                                                                                      13. Kawamoto S et al: CT of epithelial ovarian tumors. Radiographics. 19 Spec No:S85-102; quiz S263-4, 1999