pool of mucin

pool of mucin

A nonspecific term for a mucinous “pool” seen by light microscopy in connective tissue in advancing age or in degenerative disease, in the peritoneum in a mucocele of the appendix or in protein-rich, lightly basophilic material admixed with adenocarcinoma cells in colorectal and breast colloid carcinomas.
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Photomicrograph hematoxylin and eosin stain (H&E) stained sections of residual disease at low and high power magnification demonstrating an island of uniform appearing epithelial cells floating in a pool of mucin.