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Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2013;34(6):569-71.

A case of ovarian psammocarcinoma with homolateral serous cystoadenofibroma and thecoma associated with Brenner tumour and cystoadenofibroma of the contralateral ovary.

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  • 1Department of Biomedical, Biotechnological, and Translational Sciences, Section of Pathology, Parma University, Parma, Italy. giovanna.giordano@unipr.it
  • 2Department of Biomedical, Biotechnological, and Translational Sciences, Section of Pathology, Parma University, Parma, Italy.

Abstract

Psammocarcinoma of the ovary is a rare serous neoplasm, with only 32 cases reported in the international literature. Characteristically, this tumour shows extensive formation ofpsammoma bodies, low-grade cytological features, and invasion of the ovarian stroma, peritoneum or intraperitoneal viscera. The behaviour of this entity is unpredictable, with benign, low malignant and metastatic potential. Herein the authors report a case ofpsammocarcinoma of the ovary with homolateral serous cystoadenofibroma and thecoma, which were associated with Brenner tumour and adenofibroma of the contralateral ovary, in a 78-year-old woman. Thus, this example shows an unpredictable tumour associated with multiple benign epithelial neoplasms and a benign stromal tumour. Moreover, this example of psammocarcinoma is very interesting because it measures only 1.5 x 0.5 x 1.5 cm and, to the best of the author's knowledge, represents the smallest case ofpsammocarcinoma described so far in the literature.

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