• Giuseppina ParodoEmail author
  • Clara Gerosa
  • Silvia Soddu


The histology of ovarian tumors exhibits a wide variety of histological features. The World Health Organization (WHO) histological classification subdivides ovarian tumors according to histogenetic principles as epithelial tumors arising from surface müllerian epithelium, sex cord-stromal tumors, germ cell tumors, and metastatic tumors. Gross and microscopic findings and immunohistochemical features are reported for each group.


Histology Pathology Ovarian neoplasm Epithelial tumors Sex cord-stromal tumors Germ cell tumors Metastatic tumors 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pathology, Department of Surgical SciencesUniversity of CagliariCagliariItaly

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