Transitional cell carcinoma of the ovary

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Transitional cell carcinoma of the ovary
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Micrograph of transitional cell carcinoma of the ovary. H&E stain.

Transitional cell carcinoma of the ovary (TCC of the ovary) is a rare type of ovarian cancer that has an appearance similar to urothelial carcinoma (also known as transitional cell carcinoma).[1]

Diagnosis[edit]

TCC of the ovary is diagnosed by examination of the tissue by a pathologist. It has a characteristic appearance under the microscope and distinctive pattern of immunostaining.[2]

Pathology[edit]

It is not related urothelial carcinoma.[1] It is in the transitional cell category of ovarian tumours which also includes malignant Brenner tumour and benign Brenner tumour.

Treatment[edit]

The main treatment is surgical resection.[1]

Prognosis[edit]

These tumours do better than other types of epithelial tumours of the ovary.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Tazi, EM.; Lalya, I.; Tazi, MF.; Ahellal, Y.; M'rabti, H.; Errihani, H. (2010). "Transitional cell carcinoma of the ovary: a rare case and review of literature". World J Surg Oncol. 8: 98. doi:10.1186/1477-7819-8-98. PMC 2996384. PMID 21073751.
  2. ^ Eichhorn, JH.; Young, RH. (Apr 2004). "Transitional cell carcinoma of the ovary: a morphologic study of 100 cases with emphasis on differential diagnosis". Am J Surg Pathol. 28 (4): 453–63. doi:10.1097/00000478-200404000-00004. PMID 15087664.

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