Primary mucin-secreting adenocarcinoma of the kidney

D. J. Grignon, Jae Ro, Alberto Ayala

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A case of mucin-secreting renal cell carcinoma in a 65-year-old man is presented. Both luminal and cytoplasmic mucin was present as demonstrated by Mayer's mucicarmine and alcian blue stains at a pH of 0.9 and 2.5, respectively. In a control series of 18 consecutive renal cell carcinomas, only focal luminal staining with alcian blue at a pH of 2.5 was demonstrated in two cases. Neither cytoplasmic staining for an alcian blue nor luminal or cytoplasmic reactivity with mucicarmine was present. The presence of mucin in a tumor does not exclude a possible renal origin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)847-849
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology


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