Sex cord tumour with annular tubules

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Sex cord tumour with annular tubules
Other namesSex cord tumor with annular tubules
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Micrograph of a sex cord tumour with annular tubules. H&E stain.
SpecialtyGynecology

Sex cord tumour with annular tubules (SCTAT) is a rare ovarian tumour in the sex cord group of gonadal tumours.

Pathology[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 be 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.

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