Pathology of Ovary: Epithelial Tumours
This chapter describes the histological features of different epithelial neoplasms of ovary. The epithelial ovarian tumours are mainly serous, mucinous, endometrioid, clear cell and Brenner’s tumour. Each of these group is classified as benign, borderline and malignant. The gross and histopathology of the tumours along with cytology and immunohistochemistry of these lesions have been highlighted in details.
KeywordsSerous cystadenoma Serous borderline tumour serous carcinoma Low grade serous carcinoma High grade serous carcinoma Peritoneal implant Chemotherapy response score Mucinous cystadenoma Borderline mucinous tumour Mucinous carcinoma Pseudomyxoma Endometrioid carcinoma Clear cell carcinoma Brenner tumour Borderline brenner tumour Malignant Brenner tumour Undifferentiated carcinoma Carcinosarcoma Adenosarcoma Endometrial stromal sarcoma Large cell neuroendocrine tumour Small cell carcinoma Seromucinous carcinoma
- 1.Kurman RJ, Carcangiu ML, Herrington S, Young RH. WHO classification of tumours of female genital reproductive organs. 4th ed. Lyon: International Agency for Research on Cancer; 2014.Google Scholar
- Khunamornpong S, Settakorn J, Sukpan K, et al. Mucinous tumour of low malignant potential (“borderline” or “atypical proliferative” tumour) of the ovary: a study of 171 cases with the assessment of intraepithelial carcinoma and microinvasion. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2011;30:18–230.Google Scholar
- Shappell HW, Riopel MA, Smith Sehdev AE, Ronnett BM, Kurman RJ. Diagnostic criteria and behavior of ovarian seromucinous (endocervical-type mucinous and mixed cell-type) tumours: atypical proliferative (borderline) tumours, intraepithelial, microinvasive, and invasive carcinomas. Am J Surg Pathol. 2002;26(12):1529–41.CrossRefGoogle Scholar