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of 'Cancer of the appendix and pseudomyxoma peritonei'

Mucinous neoplasms of the appendix: a current comprehensive clinicopathologic and imaging review.
Tirumani SH, Fraser-Hill M, Auer R, Shabana W, Walsh C, Lee F, Ryan JG
Cancer Imaging. 2013;13:14. Epub 2013 Feb 22.
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.
Department of Radiology, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Center, 1645 Avenue Cedar, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1A4, Canada.
Carr NJ, McCarthy WF, Sobin LH.. Tumors of the appendix. In: WHO classification of tumours of the digestive system, 4, Bosman FT, Carneiro Fm Hruban RH, Theise ND (Eds), IARC Press, Lyon 2010. p.122-125.
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