IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 27 / Issue 6 / pii/2006249

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Case Report

Primary mucinous carcinoid tumour of the ovary: a case report

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1 Department of Gynaecological Oncology, University College London Hospitals, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Obstetric Hospital, London, UK
2 Neuroendocrine Tumour Unit, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
3 Department of Pathology, University College London Hospitals, London, UK
4 Department of Pathology, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2006, 27(6), 618–620;
Published: 10 December 2006

Primary ovarian carcinoid tumours of the ovary are rare and represent less than 0.1 % of ovarian malignancy. The evidence to guide treatment and prognosis of these tumours is limited. We report a case of primary ovarian mucinous carcinoid tumour, of the atypical category, in a 34-year-old nulliparous woman. Only three such cases have previously been reported. At four years from pre­sentation, she has no signs of metastatic disease, despite delayed primary surgery and then initial conservative management. At present surgical excision with close follow-up appears to be the management of choice. This case adds to the body of evidence and demonstrates a possible good prognosis with non-aggressive behaviour in the atypical mucinous carcinoid group.

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