Mucinous ovarian cystadenocarcinoma

Mucinous ovarian cystadenocarcinoma

Mucinous adenocarcinomas of the ovary traditionally form cysts. If the cyst contains a mucus-like fluid, such a tumor is called mucinous cystadenocarcinoma (cystadenoid carcinoma, mucinous cystic adenocarcinoma). The cells of mucinous cystic adenocarcinoma are pleomorphic, the glands have a disturbed architectonics. Malignant cells grow into the stroma of the cyst and may spread through the peritoneum (pseudomyxoma). These metastases release a significant amount of mucus into the peritoneal cavity. Clinical picture: abdominal pain, menstrual irregularities, weight loss, dyspareunia, ascites.

Treatment – see Tumors of the ovary.


    • Adenocarcinoma of the ovary, pseudomucinous
    • Mucinous ovarian carcinoma
    • Pseudomucinous cyst cancer
    • Cystocarcinoma of the ovary, pseudomucinous

See also Tumor, radiotherapy; Tumor, markers; Tumor, methods of treatment; Tumors of the ovary ICD. C56 Malignant neoplasm of ovary

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