Mucinous carcinoma of the cervix

Mucinous carcinoma of the cervix is an uncommon histological subtype of cervical cancer. It falls under the group of adenocarcinoma of the cervix.

As a general rule any mucin-producing tumor will produce very high T2 signal 1.

An enhancing lesion, irregular margin, and isointensity on T1 are features that would weigh towards a malignant lesion rather than a benign one 2.

For more well-defined high T2 signal lesions on MRI, consider

  • atypical nabothian cyst: tends to have high signal on T1 and no enhancement post contrast
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rID: 17951
Tag: cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Mucinous carcinoma of cervix
  • Mucinous carcinoma of the uterine cervix
  • Mucinous carcinoma of uterine cervix

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