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Mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the ovary

Mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the ovary

Mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the ovary

Mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the ovary

 

  • Tumor parenchyma shows glandular and cystic structures with pink content . They are covered with anaplastic cells which destroy the basement membrane and infiltrate the underlying connective tissue.
  • Mucous epithelium is distinguished by its characteristic bright /mucus-producing/ cytoplasm.
  • Single tumor cells are ‘dissociated’ from tumor mass and are called ‘signet ring’ cells (inset).
  • Presence of mucus is proved with purple red staining with РАS-reaction .

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