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Monday 2 January 2017

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- Intraluminal blue mucin in prostate cancer.

Pathology

- mucin deposition / mucin increase

  • dermal mucin increase

- Intraluminal blue mucin is one of the minor diagnostic criteria of prostate cancer.

  • The mucin is acidic and can be stained with Alcian Blue.
  • The degree of prominence of mucin depends upon individual laboratories.
  • Intraluminal mucin is not specific for prostate cancer and can be seen in many benign conditions.