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Borderline ovarian tumor

F Moro, G F Zannoni, D Arciuolo, T Pasciuto, S Amoroso, F Mascilini, S Mainenti, G Scambia, A C Testa
OBJECTIVES: To describe clinical and ultrasound findings of mucinous ovarian tumors. METHODS: Patients with a histological diagnosis of mucinous ovarian tumor who had undergone preoperative ultrasound examination were retrospectively identified from a single ultrasound center. The histological examination was performed by the same pathologist in all cases. The masses were described using the terms and definitions of the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis group...
August 12, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Mehmet Gokcu, Kemal Gungorduk, Osman Aşıcıoğlu, Nilüfer Çetinkaya, Tayfun Güngör, Gonca Pakay, Zeliha Fırat Cüylan, Tayfun Toptaş, Ramazan Özyurt, Elif Ağaçayak, Aykut Ozdemir, Onur Erol, Anıl Turan, Varol Gülseren, Mehmet Sait İcen, Taylan Şenol, Hakan Güraslan, Burcu Yücesoy, Ahmet Sahbaz, Ozgu Gungorduk, Berhan Besimoğlu, Kaan Pakay, Osman Temizkan, Muzaffer Sancı, Tayup Şimşek, Mehmet Mutlu Meydanlı, Mehmet Harma, Levent Yaşar, Birtan Boran, Aysel Derbent Uysal, Ateş Karateke
BACKGROUND: The optimal surgical management and staging of borderline ovarian tumors (BOTs) are controversial. Institutions have different surgical approaches for the treatment of BOTs. Here, we performed a retrospective review of clinical characteristics, surgical management and surgical outcomes, and sought to identify variables affecting disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with BOTs. METHODS: A retrospective review of ten gynecological oncology department databases in Turkey was conducted to identify patients diagnosed with BOTs...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
Gregory P Way, James Rudd, Chen Wang, Habib Hamidi, Brooke L Fridley, Gottfried E Konecny, Ellen L Goode, Casey S Greene, Jennifer A Doherty
Four gene expression subtypes of high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSC) have been previously described. In these early studies, a fraction of samples that did not fit well into the four subtype classifications were excluded. Therefore, we sought to systematically determine the concordance of transcriptomic HGSC subtypes across populations without removing any samples. We created a bioinformatics pipeline to independently cluster the five largest mRNA expression datasets using k-means and non-negative matrix factorization (NMF)...
October 11, 2016: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
Pinar Solmaz Hasdemir, Tevfik Guvena
Borderline ovarian tumors (BOTs) differ from the epithelial ovarian malignancies with their excellent prognosis, curability with surgery, and being seen in relatively young ages. Thus, fertility sparing and conservative surgical approaches are currently recommended. Preoperative diagnosis of BOTs can be challenging because, clinical and ultrasonographic features might overlap with invasive carcinomas and sometimes with benign adnexal masses. Certain characteristics such as stage at diagnosis, age of the patient and histologic features are important while deciding the extensiveness and the type of surgery...
July 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
H R Harris, L J Titus, D W Cramer, K L Terry
Long and irregular menstrual cycles, a hallmark of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), have been associated with higher androgen and lower sex hormone binding globulin levels and this altered hormonal environment may increase the risk of specific histologic subtypes of ovarian cancer. We investigated whether menstrual cycle characteristics and self-reported PCOS were associated with ovarian cancer risk among 2,041 women with epithelial ovarian cancer and 2,100 controls in the New England Case-Control Study (1992-2008)...
October 6, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Abigail Wheal, Robert Jenkins, Yoshiki Mikami, Nagindra Das, Lynn Hirschowitz
Primary mucinous carcinoma of the fallopian tube is extremely rare. We report the detailed characterization of a mucinous carcinoma arising in the fimbrial end of the fallopian tube in a 74-yr-old woman. The patient presented with recurrent urinary tract infection and urinary tract obstruction secondary to a large right ovarian mass. She had an appendicectomy as an 11 yr old. Serum CA-125 was raised at 239 U/mL. Computed tomographic scans showed bilateral, cystic ovarian tumors but no other intra-abdominal abnormality...
September 22, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
Jun Yu, Xiu Nie
We report the 402C-G FOXL2 mutation status in 1 epithelial ovarian lesion in a 38-yr-old woman showing stromal proliferations that were morphologically indistinguishable from adult granulosa cell tumor (AGCT). The lesion was a serous borderline tumor. The AGCT-like components were distributed within the septa and cyst walls. FOXL2 mutation was absent. The combination of an epithelial neoplasm and AGCT-like areas is rare but described. The AGCT-like components are likely to be tumor-like proliferations but not truly neoplastic AGCT...
September 17, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
Claire S Zhu, Wen-Yi Huang, Paul F Pinsky, Christine D Berg, Mark Sherman, Kelly J Yu, Danielle M Carrick, Amanda Black, Robert Hoover, Petra Lenz, Craig Williams, Laura Hawkins, Matthew Chaloux, Susan Yurgalevitch, Sunitha Mathew, Amy Miller, Vanessa Olivo, Asia Khan, Shannon M Pretzel, Deborah Multerer, Patricia Beckmann, Karen G Broski, Neal D Freedman
BACKGROUND: Pathology tissue specimens with associated epidemiological and clinical data are valuable for cancer research. The Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial undertook a large-scale effort to create a public resource of pathology tissues from PLCO participants who developed a cancer during the trial. METHODS: Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) tissue blocks were obtained from pathology laboratories on a loan basis for central processing of tissue microarrays, with additional free-standing tissue cores collected for nucleic acid extraction...
September 15, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Etsuko Miyagi, Yasuyo Maruyama, Tae Mogami, Reiko Numazaki, Atsuko Ikeda, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Fumiki Hirahara
BACKGROUND: We previously developed a new plasma amino acid profile-based index (API) to detect ovarian, cervical, and endometrial cancers. Here, we compared API to serum cancer antigen 125 (CA125) for distinguishing epithelial ovarian malignant tumors from benign growths. METHODS: API and CA125 were measured preoperatively in patients with ovarian tumors, which were later classified into 59 epithelial ovarian cancers, 21 epithelial borderline malignant tumors, and 97 benign tumors including 40 endometriotic cysts...
September 13, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
Malihe Hassanzadeh, Elham Hosseini Farahabadi, Zohreh Yousefi, Sima Kadkhodayan, Leili Zarifmahmoudi, Ramin Sadeghi
BACKGROUND: Experience on sentinel node mapping in ovarian tumors is very limited. We evaluated the sentinel node concept in ovarian tumors using intra-operativeTc-99m-Phytate injection and lymphoscintigraphy imaging. METHODS: Thirty-five patients with a pelvic mass due to an ovarian pathology were included in the study. The radiotracer was injected just after laparotomy and before removal of the tumor either beneath the normal cortex (10 patients) or in the utero-ovarian and suspensory ligaments of the ovary just beneath the peritoneum two injections of the radiotracer (25 patients)...
2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
Bettina Scholz, Manuela Beckert, Volker Mordstein, Nora Hohmann, Reimund Walther, Thomas Papadopoulos
Tumors of ovarian epithelial type of testis are rare entities. After ruling out metastasis, especially from gastrointestinal origins, these neoplasms are categorized according to their ovarian correspondents, now including a new group of seromucinous tumors, which was introduced by the World Health Organization in 2013. Here we present the case of a 60-year-old man with a testicular tumor, showing focally stratified, immunohistochemical PAX8-positive epithelium and endometrioid-like stroma, supporting the diagnosis of seromucinous borderline tumor of ovarian-type surface epithelium...
September 2, 2016: Human Pathology
Kari E Hacker, Shitanshu Uppal, Carolyn Johnston
Borderline ovarian tumors (BOTs) are less common than epithelial ovarian cancers (EOCs). Low-grade EOCs (LG-EOCs) occur even less frequently than BOTs. After primary therapy, recurrence rates of BOTs and LG-EOCs are significantly lower and the stage-adjusted survival is higher than for high-grade EOCs. Thus, determining the best management in terms of traditional ovarian cancer staging and debulking procedures is more challenging and has been recently brought to question. This article reviews the particulars of BOTs and LG-EOCs, their similarities and differences, and how they are best managed and treated, and emphasizes the major role of surgery and the controversial role of chemotherapy...
September 2016: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
Robert J Morgan, Deborah K Armstrong, Ronald D Alvarez, Jamie N Bakkum-Gamez, Kian Behbakht, Lee-May Chen, Larry Copeland, Marta Ann Crispens, Maria DeRosa, Oliver Dorigo, David M Gershenson, Heidi J Gray, Ardeshir Hakam, Laura J Havrilesky, Carolyn Johnston, Shashikant Lele, Lainie Martin, Ursula A Matulonis, David M O'Malley, Richard T Penson, Sanja Percac-Lima, Mario Pineda, Steven C Plaxe, Matthew A Powell, Elena Ratner, Steven W Remmenga, Peter G Rose, Paul Sabbatini, Joseph T Santoso, Theresa L Werner, Jennifer Burns, Miranda Hughes
This selection from the NCCN Guidelines for Ovarian Cancer focuses on the less common ovarian histopathologies (LCOHs), because new algorithms were added for LCOHs and current algorithms were revised for the 2016 update. The new LCOHs algorithms include clear cell carcinomas, mucinous carcinomas, and grade 1 (low-grade) serous carcinomas/endometrioid epithelial carcinomas. The LCOHs also include carcinosarcomas (malignant mixed Müllerian tumors of the ovary), borderline epithelial tumors (also known as low malignant potential tumors), malignant sex cord-stromal tumors, and malignant germ cell tumors...
September 2016: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
Mireille Ruiz, Pénélope Labauge, Anne Louboutin, Olivier Limot, Arnaud Fauconnier, Cyrille Huchon
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prognostic value of ADNEX Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scoring in the preoperative management of adnexal masses. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective study on patients who underwent surgery for an adnexal mass, with prior exploration by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), at the Gynecology Department of the Poissy Teaching Hospital between May 2012 and August 2014. MRI data were retrospectively read by radiologists, without knowledge of the histology, and classified according to the criteria of the ADNEX MR score...
October 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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Methodological limitations in studying the association between the use of fertility drugs and cancer include the inherent increased risk of cancer in women who never conceive, the low incidence of most of these cancers, and that the age of diagnosis of cancer typically is many years after fertility drug use. Based on available data, there does not appear to be a meaningful increased risk of invasive ovarian cancer, breast cancer, or endometrial cancer following the use of fertility drugs. Several studies have shown a small increased risk of borderline ovarian tumors; however, there is insufficient consistent evidence that a particular fertility drug increases the risk of borderline ovarian tumors, and any absolute risk is small...
August 26, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
Nara Yoon, Gun Yoon, Cheol Keun Park, Hyun-Soo Kim
Alterations in p16 protein expression have been reported to be associated with tumor development and progression. However, p16 expression status in the peritumoral stroma has been rarely investigated. We investigated the stromal p16 expression in ovarian neoplasms using immunohistochemistry, and differences in the expression status depending on the degree of malignancy and histological type were analyzed. This study included 24, 21, and 46 cases of benign, borderline, and malignant ovarian lesions, respectively, of which 29, 25, and 32 cases were serous, mucinous, and endometriosis-associated lesions...
August 27, 2016: Oncotarget
E Joyeux, T Miras, I Masquin, P-E Duglet, K Astruc, S Douvier
OBJECTIVE: The principal aim of this study was the predictability of malignant ovarian tumors and to determine a cut-off value for this score to indicate the risk of malignancy that would be easy to use in clinical practice. METHODS: We retrospectively calculated the ADNEX score for all patients who underwent surgery for ovarian tumours in two Burgundy hospitals (Dijon University Hospital and Chalon-sur-Saône Hospital). We used the nine criteria of the ADNEX model...
August 24, 2016: Gynécologie, Obstétrique & Fertilité
Longwen Chen, Kristina A Butler, Debra A Bell
Serous borderline tumor (SBT) involving a cervical lymph node is extremely rare. In addition, fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology of the involved cervical lymph node shares tremendous morphologic similarity with other low-grade papillary carcinomas. Thus, it can be easily misdiagnosed as metastatic carcinoma. A 42-year-old female had a history of bilateral SBT and postbilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. She presented with left cervical lymphadenopathy 6 months later. FNA cytology showed a low-grade papillary neoplasm with psammoma bodies...
2016: CytoJournal
Margarita Romeo, Francesc Pons, Pilar Barretina, Joaquim Radua
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Luiza Moore, Ketan Gajjar, Mercedes Jimenez-Linan, Robin Crawford
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of appendiceal pathology in women undergoing surgery for mucinous ovarian neoplasm and to evaluate whether appendicectomy is necessary. METHODS: This single-institution retrospective study reviewed prevalence of appendiceal lesions in all patients operated on at our institution from 2002 to 2013 with the final diagnosis of mucinous tumor of the ovary. Clinicopathological data were analyzed. RESULTS: One hundred twenty-three cases were identified...
October 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
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