Stage IV micropapillary serous ovarian carcinoma: A report of three cases

Yong Wook Kim, Monica Srodon, Robert E. Bristow

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Abstract

Micropapillary serous carcinomas (MPSCs) have been distinguished from typical ovarian serous borderline tumors. Although the clinical features of MPSCs have been described in several studies, there is almost no clinicopathologic information regarding stage IV MPSC patients. We describe three cases of stage IV invasive MPSC with clinical and pathologic findings. One case had an umbilical metastasis (Sister Mary Joseph's nodule), and the other two cases had cytologically positive pleural effusions. These cases demonstrate the potential of MPSCs for aggressive clinical behavior and distant metastases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-238
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecological Pathology
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005

Keywords

  • Micropapillary serous carcinoma
  • Ovary
  • Positive pleural effusion
  • Sister Mary Joseph's nodule
  • Stage IV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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