MR imaging features of pelvic mucinous carcinomas

S. M. Hussain, E. K. Outwater, E. S. Siegelman

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Mucinous carcinomas in the pelvis differ from non-mucinous tumors because of the differences in clinical outcome and imaging appearance. Mucinous rectal carcinomas, for example, are known to be higher in stage at the time of the diagnosis because they are more likely to be infiltrative and show a greater tendency for recurrence. These factors may lead to a poorer prognosis in patients with the mucinous as compared with non-mucinous carcinomas. Mucinous carcinomas of all types typically show high signal intensity on T2-weighted MR images, and therefore mimic other conditions such as necrotic tumors, fluid collections, cysts, or liver hemangiomas. To familiarize readers with the MRI appearance, and to avoid pitfalls, this paper illustrates the MRI features of the mucinous adenocarcinomas in various pelvic organs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)885-891
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Radiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2000


  • MR imaging
  • Mucinous adenocarcinoma
  • Mucinous cystadenoma
  • Neoplasms
  • Ovarian neoplasms
  • Rectal
  • Urachal neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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