Q: GG asks: “What's the difference between Adenomucinosis and Adenocarcinoma?

A: Dr. Brigitte Ronnett: "Adenomucinosis is pathologically and prognostic ally very different from adenocarcinoma.  Adenomucinosis has very low-grade pathologic features and a better prognosis, although some patients can have more trouble with it than others.

Many patients get diagnosed with "adenocarcinoma" but we would classify these cases as adenomucinosis because they have a much better prognosis (and different pathology) than what we call adenocarcinoma.  I hope more pathologists will adopt this classification system so that we can remove some of the mystery surrounding the behavior of PMP."



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