Standardization of the pathologic diagnosis of appendiceal mucinous neoplasms

The Gastrointestinal Pathology Study Group of the Korean Society of Pathologists

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Abstract

Although the understanding of appendiceal mucinous neoplasms (AMNs) and their relationship with disseminated peritoneal mucinous disease have advanced, the diagnosis, classification, and treatment of AMNs are still confusing for pathologists and clinicians. The Gastrointestinal Pathology Study Group of the Korean Society of Pathologists (GPSG-KSP) proposed a multicenter study and held a workshop for the “Standardization of the Pathologic Diagnosis of the Appendiceal Mucinous Neoplasm” to overcome the controversy and potential conflicts. The present article is focused on the diagnostic criteria, terminologies, tumor grading, pathologic staging, biologic behavior, treatment, and prognosis of AMNs and disseminated peritoneal mucinous disease. In addition, GPSG-KSP proposes a checklist of standard data elements of appendiceal epithelial neoplasms to standardize pathologic diagnosis. We hope the present article will provide pathologists with updated knowledge on how to handle and diagnose AMNs and disseminated peritoneal mucinous disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-264
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jul

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 The Korean Society of Pathologists/The Korean Society for Cytopathology.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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