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Appendix

Carcinoma

Coexisting appendiceal and ovarian neoplasms


Reviewer: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 20 October 2012, last major update August 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● What were formerly called concurrent tumors are likely appendiceal metastases to ovary (Am J Surg Pathol 1996;20:739, Am J Surg Pathol 1994;18:591, Am J Surg Pathol 1991;15:415, Hum Pathol 1997;28:1039)
● Ovary to appendix metastases are typically limited to outer appendiceal wall, serosa, subserosa
● Associated with disease at other sites

Recommendation
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● If clinical pseudomyxoma peritonei and mucinous neoplasm of apparent ovarian origin (or bilateral ovarian mucinous tumors), recommended to perform appendectomy (if possible, submit completely for microscopic exam) or at least inspect at operation (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1986;110:336, Arch Pathol Lab Med 1985;109:930)

End of Appendix > Carcinoma > Coexisting appendiceal and ovarian neoplasms


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