The Histologic Type and Stage Distribution of Ovarian Carcinomas of Surface Epithelial Origin

Jeffrey D. Seidman, Iren Horkayne-Szakaly, Moutaz Haiba, Charles R. Boice, Robert J. Kurman, Brigitte M. Ronnett

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Abstract

Advances over the past decade suggest a need to reassess the distribution of ovarian surface epithelial tumors. A series of 220 consecutive invasive ovarian carcinomas, including carcinosarcomas and peritoneal carcinomas, was reviewed. Notable findings include: 7% of tumors were carcinosarcomas; 22% of cases of peritoneal serous carcinomatosis were of peritoneal origin; <3% of cases were mucinous carcinomas; and only one malignant Brenner tumor (0.5%) and no pure transitional cell carcinomas were identified. If peritoneal carcinomas, carcinosarcomas, and mixed carcinomas with a serous component are combined with serous carcinomas, this group accounts for 78% of all cases and 87% of advanced stage cases, suggesting a greater uniformity to epithelial ovarian cancer than previously appreciated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-44
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecological Pathology
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

Keywords

  • Carcinosarcoma
  • Histologic distribution
  • Ovarian carcinoma
  • Ovary
  • Peritoneal carcinoma
  • Serous carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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