Endometrioid carcinoma of the ovary
From Libre Pathology
|Endometrioid carcinoma of the ovary|
|Diagnosis in short|
|LM DDx||Sertoli-Leydig cell tumour, serous carcinoma of the ovary, metastasis|
|Gross||typically solid and cystic|
|Site||ovary - see ovarian tumours|
|Clin. DDx||other ovarian tumours|
Endometrioid carcinoma of the ovary is a relatively uncommon malignant tumour of the ovary.
It is also known as endometrioid ovarian carcinoma, endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the ovary, and ovarian endometrioid adenocarcinoma.
- Associated with endometriosis, i.e. people with endometriosis are more likely to have 'em.
- Usually solid and cystic.
- Tubular glands.
- Cribriform pattern common.
- May see mucinous secretion.
- May have squamous differentiation/squamous metaplasia - useful for differentiating from sex-cord stromal tumours and germ cell tumours.
- Sertoli-Leydig cell tumour - also has tubules.
- Serous carcinoma of the ovary.
- Metastasis - esp. endometrioid endometrial carcinoma.