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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1995;29(2): 244-247.
Ovarian Mucinous Adenocarcinoma Associated with Mucinous Adenocarcinoma of the Uterine Cervix.
Kye Hyun Kwon, Jeong Ja Kwak, So Young Jin, Dong Wha Lee
Department of Anatomical Pathology, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
When coexistence of carcinoma with similar histologic type is present in female genital tract, it is difficult to differentiate independent primary tumor from metastasis. Most of them are endometrial and ovarian tumors, but coexistence of uterine cervical and ovarian tumor with similar histologic type is rare. We experienced an independent primary tumor of ovarian mucinous cystadenocarcinoma associated with mucinous adenocarcinoma of uterine cervix. The patient was a 50-year-old woman. She had a lower abdominal mass which was detected as a huge cyst on ultrasonography. Although the ovarian lesions were bilateral, features that preferred to consider independent primary tumor are listed as; absence of lymphatic or vascular invasion, absence of ovarian surface implant, superficial invasion of cervical tumor, absence of tumor in abdominal cavity, and disease free follow-up after removal of the tumor.
Key Words: Mucinous ovarian adenocarcinoma; Mucinous adenocarcinoma of uterine cervix; ndependent primary tumor