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Open Access Case Report
A case of ovarian psammocarcinoma with homolateral serous cystoadenofibroma and thecoma associated with Brenner tumour and cystoadenofibroma of the contralateral ovary
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1 Department of Biomedical, Biotechnological, and Translational Sciences, Section of Pathology, Parma University, Parma (Italy)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2013, 34(6), 569–571;
Published: 10 December 2013
Abstract

Psammocarcinoma of the ovary is a rare serous neoplasm, with only 32 cases reported in the international literature. Characteristically, this tumour shows extensive formation of psammoma bodies, low-grade cytological features, and invasion of the ovarian stroma, peritoneum or intraperitoneal viscera. The behaviour of this entity is unpredictable, with benign, low malignant and metastatic potential. Herein the authors report a case of psammocarcinoma of the ovary with homolateral serous cystoadenofibroma and thecoma, which were associated with Brenner tumour and adenofibroma of the contralateral ovary, in a 78-year-old woman. Thus, this example shows an unpredictable tumour associated with multiple benign epithelial neoplasms and a benign stromal tumour. Moreover, this example of psammocarcinoma is very interesting because it measures only 1.5 × 0.5 × 1.5 cm and, to the best of the author's knowledge, represents the smallest case of psammocarcinoma described so far in the literature.
Keywords
Serous psammocarcinoma
Serous cystoadenofibroma
Thecoma and Brenner tumour
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