Cystadenocarcinoma

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Cystadenocarcinoma
SpecialtyOncology Edit this on Wikidata
SymptomsAbdominal pain, Abdominal swelling, Increased abdominal girth, Bloating, ascites, nausea, Vomitting, Unusual Bowel movement, anorexia, weightloss, fatigue

Cystadenocarcinoma is a malignant form of a cystadenoma and is a cancer derived from glandular epithelium, in which cystic accumulations of retained secretions are formed. The neoplastic cells manifest varying degrees of anaplasia and invasiveness, and local extension and metastases occur. Cystadenocarcinomas develop frequently in the ovaries,[1] where pseudomucinous and serous types are recognized. Similar tumor histology has also been reported in the pancreas, although it is a considerably rarer entity representing 1 - 1.5% of all Pancreatic cancer.[2][3]

A cystadenocarcinoma contains complex multi-loculated cyst but with exuberant solid areas in places. It usually presents with omental metastases which cause fluid accumulation in the peritoneal cavity (ascites).

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  1. ^ "Female Genital Pathology". Retrieved 2009-03-23.
  2. ^ Raghavan, Derek; Brecher, Martin L.; Johnson, David H.; Meropol, Neal J.; Moots, Paul L.; Rose, Peter G. (2006-07-11). Textbook of Uncommon Cancer. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9780470030554.
  3. ^ King JC, Ng TT, White SC, Cortina G, Reber HA, Hines OJ (October 2009). "Pancreatic serous cystadenocarcinoma: a case report and review of the literature". J Gastrointest Surg. 13 (10): 1864–8. doi:10.1007/s11605-009-0926-3. PMC 2759006. PMID 19459016.

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