Appendiceal GCC and LAMN: Navigating the Alphabet Soup in the Appendix


Discuss the terminology, morphologic criteria, staging schemes and common pitfalls in the diagnosis and treatment of appendiceal mucinous tumors and goblet cell tumors.

Originally presented on February 6, 2018, in Park City, Utah.

Lecture Presenter

Sanjay Kakar, MD

Sanjay Kakar, MD

Professor of Anatomic Pathology; Chief, Gastrointestinal-Hepatobiliary Pathology Service; Director, Gastrointestinal-Hepatobiliary Pathology Fellowship Program
UCSF School of Medicine

Sanjay Kakar, MD, is professor of pathology, Chief of the GI-liver pathology service, and GI-liver pathology fellowship director at University of California San Francisco. After completing medical school training in India, he attended the University of Illinois in Chicago for pathology residency followed by GI-liver and molecular pathology fellowships at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He is past president of United States Gastrointestinal Pathology Society, has served on the CAP Surgical Pathology Committee and is currently a member of the CAP Cancer Committee and AJCC staging panel for colorectal and hepatobiliary cancers. His principal research interests are focused on hepatocellular adenoma, hepatocellular carcinoma and colorectal cancer.


After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify appropriate terminology for the diagnosis of appendiceal neoplasms
  • State the grading and staging of appendiceal mucinous neoplasms based on AJCC 8th edition
  • Recognize goblet cell carcinoid and its variants for appropriately guiding clinical management

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories