“Novel” nomogram and algorithm do not aid in the distinction of primary vs. metastatic mucinous carcinoma of the ovary: letter to the Editor

  • Miglena K. KomfortiEmail author
  • Rebecca M. Thomas
Letter to the Editor



Dr. Komforti was responsible for the concept and design of the manuscript, the data collection on mucinous carcinomas, and manuscript preparation. Dr. Thomas was responsible for the analysis of the data and manuscript preparation and revisions.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyMontefiore Medical CenterBronxUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyNorthwell HealthLake SuccessUSA

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