Acellular mucinous lymph nodes in colonic mucinous Adenocarcinoma

  • Jamish Gandhi
  • Neil Avery
  • Jane Strang


This is an interesting case report on a 72 year old female who underwent an elective right hemicolectomy for a mucinous tumour. Histology revealed 15 lymph nodes with two entirely replaced by mucin without evidence of metastatic tumour cells. The rest of the lymph nodes were normal. After discussion at the local colorectal multidisciplinary meeting these were treated as lymph node metastases and the patient received adjuvant chemotherapy. There is little evidence around the management of colonic carcinoma with acellular mucin evident in lymph nodes.
Apr 20, 2015
How to Cite
GANDHI, Jamish; AVERY, Neil; STRANG, Jane. Acellular mucinous lymph nodes in colonic mucinous Adenocarcinoma. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, apr. 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 18 mar. 2018. doi:
General Surgery


Mucinous adenocarcinoma, Colon cancer, Acellular lymph nodes, General Surgery