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Peritoneal fluid cytology in serous borderline tumours of the ovary.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cytopathology : official journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
Publication Date
Volume
9
Issue
1
Pages
38–45
Identifiers
PMID: 9523127
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Peritoneal fluid cytology findings in three patients with serous borderline tumours of the ovary and peritoneal serous implants are presented. The specimens were characterized by papillary groups, acinar clusters and single neoplastic cells exhibiting cytoplasmic vacuolation and nuclear atypia of variable degree. The cytological appearances were initially considered consistent with ovarian adenocarcinoma in all cases. Histological correlation is required to avoid this diagnostic pitfall.

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