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Table 1 Summary of clinicopathological features in reported cases of mucinous cholangiocarcinoma, including the current case

From: Resected primary mucinous cholangiocarcinoma of the liver

  Pure MC Combined HCC and MC P value
Number 8 cases (including this case) 4 cases  
Underlying liver disease none of 8/8 cases HCV 2 cases, alcoholic cirrhosis 1 case, cryptogenic cirrhosis 1 case 0.0009
Age (years) 41–79(average 65 years old) 51–70s (average 58 years old)  
Sex (male:female) 5:3 2:2 0.679
Tumor size (cm) 6.7 ± 3.7 7.6 ± 5.0 0.744
Tumor markers positivity
 CEA 4/6 (66%) 3/4 (75%) 0.778
 AFP 0/6 (0%) 3/4 (75%) 0.0112
  1. AFP α-fetoprotein, CEA carcinoembryonic antigen, HCC hepatocellular carcinoma, HCV hepatitis C, MC mucinous cholangiocarcinoma