Micrograph of serous carcinoma.
|Classification and external resources|
Cytologic features of serous carcinoma are:
- Marked intragroup nuclear pleomorphism.
- "Knobby" group borders (in large groups).
- Hydropic vacuoles.
Symptoms of serous carcinoma may include:
- Discomfort/pain or bloating in abdomen
- Frequent urination
- Weight loss
The differential diagnosis of serous carcinoma not otherwise specified includes:
- Ovarian serous carcinoma, a type of ovarian cancer.
- Uterine serous carcinoma, also known as uterine papillary serous carcinoma, a type of uterine cancer.
- Fallopian tube serous carcinoma, a type of uterine tube cancer.
- Cervical serous carcinoma, a rare type of cervical cancer.
- Primary peritoneal serous carcinoma, a very rare cancer that arise from the peritoneum.
There has been the suggestion that the above diagnoses really represent one entity.
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