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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2008;51(7):777-783.
Published online July 1, 2008.
A case of small cell carcinoma of pulmonary type of ovary associated with huge mucinous cystadenocarcinoma.
Sang Wook Yi, Woo Seok Sohn, Han Moie Park, Sang Soo Lee, Myoung Cheol Lim, Dae Woon Eom, Gil Hyun Kang
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gangneung Asan Hospital, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Gangneung, Korea. buzzmi@chol.com
2Department of Pathology, Gangneung Asan Hospital, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Gangneung, Korea.
3Center for Uterine Cancer, National Cancer Center, Koyang, Korea.
Abstract
Small cell carcinoma of ovary is extremely rare. This neoplasms compose predominantly or exclusively of small round cells with scant cytoplasm. There are two types of primary small cell carcinoma of ovary described in the literature : the hypercalcemic type and the pulmonary type. The first 11 patients with a primary ovarian small cell carcinoma of the pulmonary type were described by Eichorn et al. in 1992. The prognosis of this tumor is very poor and only limited data on the treatment of this tumor type are available. In the present case report, we describe a patient with the pulmonary type of small cell carcinoma associated with huge mucinous cystadenocarcinoma with a brief review of the concerned literatures.
Key Words: Small cell carcinoma of pulmonary type, Mucinous cystadenocarcinoma, Ovary


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