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Anaplastic nodules in an ovarian mucinous tumor. Case report and literature review.

Authors
  • Hellemans, H
  • Moerman, P
  • Timmerman, D
  • Vergote, I
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of gynaecological oncology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1998
Volume
19
Issue
6
Pages
529–533
Identifiers
PMID: 10215434
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The case of a 38-year-old woman with an ovarian mucinous cyst that contained solid nodules of anaplastic carcinoma is described. Hitherto, only 17 cases of this aggressive type of ovarian tumor have been reported. The patient underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and a para-aortic and pelvic lymphadenectomy. The tumor was classified as FIGO Stage Ic. On flow cytometry the tumor was DNA diploid. Also, on image analysis the regions with well- differentiated carcinoma and the regions with anaplastic nodules were DNA diploid. No adjuvant treatment was given. There is no evidence of disease 30 months after diagnosis.

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