Benign or non-neoplastic conditions
Ovarian hilar cell heterotopia
Reviewer: Nicole Riddle, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Editor: Jamie Shutter, M.D.
Revised: 24 April 2013, last major update April 2013
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- Rare, usually identified in association with other underlying pelvic pathology and in patients over 40
- Present in 0.5% of fallopian tubes or paratubal tissue, usually in fimbriae
- May be incidental, or a nodule may be seen
- Usually a discrete, circumscribed nodule(s) or clusters of hilus cells
- May have an infiltrative (rather than a nested) growth pattern
- Can mimic metastatic carcinoma
End of Fallopian tubes > Benign or non-neoplastic conditions > Ovarian hilar cell heterotopia
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