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