Human ovarian surface epithelium: growth patterns and differentiation
The ovarian surface epithelium (OSE) is the modified pelvic mesothelium that covers the ovary. It comprises only a minute fraction of the total ovarian mass but it is thought to be the source of most human ovarian carcinomas, including those varieties that contribute most to cancer mortality . The precise causes of ovarian cancer are not known. However, it is likely that important clues will be obtained by a thorough understanding of the development, structure and functions of the surface epithelium from which these neoplasms arise.
KeywordsOvarian Cancer Ovarian Cancer Cell Fibrin Clot Ovarian Surface Epithelium Ovarian Surface
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