IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 22 / Issue 5 / pii/2001185

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Original Research

Mucinous tumors of the ovary: Analysis of 38 cases

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1 Department of Pathology, Diyarbaktr, Turkey
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diyarbaktr, Turkey
3 Department of Histology and Embryology and Veterinary, Diyarbaktr, Turkey
4 The Medical Faculty of Dicle University, Diyarbaktr, Turkey
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2001, 22(5), 358–360;
Published: 10 October 2001

Ovarian mucinous tumors stem from ovarian surface epithelium and are divided into benign, borderline and malignant. It is dif­ficult to differentiate borderline and malignant mucinous tumors. Thirty-eight cases of ovarian mucinous tumors which were diag­nosed at the Pathology Department of Dicle University Medical Faculty were reviewed. Of these, 18 (47.3%), six (15.7%) and 14 (36.8%) were benign, borderline and malignant, respectively. The patients' ages ranged from I 8 to 67 (average 44.5) years. Bilate­rality was detected in 1/18 (5.5%), 0/6 and 4/14 (28.5%) of benign, borderline and malignant mucinous tumors, respectively. Mean tumor size was 26.4 cm. Microscopically, there was no stratification in the benign tumors. The borderline tumors had papillary infoldings and 2-3 layers of atypical epithelial cells but no invasion of the stroma. Malignant tumors had four or more layers of atypical epithelial cells and stromal invasion.

Mucinous tumors
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