Sex cord tumour with annular tubules

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Sex cord tumour with annular tubules
Classification and external resources
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Micrograph of a sex cord tumour with annular tubules. H&E stain.

Sex cord tumour with annular tubules, commonly referred to by its abbreviation SCTAT, is a rare ovarian tumour in the sex cord group of gonadal tumours. It may be spelled sex cord tumor with annular tubules.

Pathobiology[edit]

These tumours may be seen in the context of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome or be sporadic.[1] Large tumours are more likely to be sporadic. Small incidental tumours are more likely to be syndromic.

It has a distinctive appearance under the microscope, from which it derives its name.

Prognosis[edit]

Generally, they are considered to benign; however, occasional malignant cases are reported.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Purohit, RC.; Alam, SZ. (Mar 1980). "Sex cord tumour of the ovary with annular tubules (SCTAT).". Histopathology 4 (2): 147–54. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2559.1980.tb02908.x. PMID 7358344. 
  2. ^ Lele, SM.; Sawh, RN.; Zaharopoulos, P.; Adesokan, A.; Smith, M.; Linhart, JM.; Arrastia, CD.; Krigman, HR. (Apr 2000). "Malignant ovarian sex cord tumor with annular tubules in a patient with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome: a case report.". Mod Pathol 13 (4): 466–70. doi:10.1038/modpathol.3880079. PMID 10786816.