adenocarcinoma is a type of mucin-producing carcinoma and
consists of a massive mucous pool within the neoplastic
consist of more than 50% extracellular mucin.
There are two
Microscopic images of mucinous
adenocarcinoma of the gallbladder
a) Contains large pools of extracellular mucin with small clusters of malignant
epithelial cells and
b) those characterized by mucin-filled
glands with cystic dilatation.
Foci of both
variants may be found admixed with conventional,
The tumour has a
poor prognosis because of its tendency toward invasive