Histologic Typing of Ovarian Tumors: Definitions and Discussion

  • Hugh R. K. Barber


The word common has been used to describe certain epithelial ovarian tumors because approximately 75 to 80% of ovarian tumors belong in this general category. They arise from the basic germinal epithelium or mesothelium on the surface of the ovary and can be designated mesotheliomas with varying amounts and activities of the gonadal mesenchyme. The latter is known as the ovarian stroma and contains two elements: the potentially functioning element, or theca, and the supporting connective tissue. Thus all ovarian tumors are potentially hormone producing.


Granulosa Cell Ovarian Tumor Leydig Cell Germ Cell Tumor Mucinous Tumor 
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  • Hugh R. K. Barber
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  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyLenox Hill HospitalNew YorkUSA

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