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Non-neoplastic cysts / other


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Revised: 9 August 2011, last major update August 2011
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● Calcification identified radiographically, grossly, or microscopically without any histologic evidence of an ovarian neoplasm
● Usually more important to radiologists than pathologists

Clinical features

● Often in normal ovaries by ultrasound, but may be associated with neoplasms (Radiology 1996;198:415)
● Asymptomatic children may present with calcified abdominal mass (Radiology 1981;141:83)

Case reports

● 50 year old with bilateral, multifocal ovarian stromal calcification (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1992;116:204)
● Ossification adjacent to endometriosis (Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol 2007;34:113)
● Heavily calcified hemangioma (Br J Radiol 2008;81:e269)

Micro description

● Most calcifications are found in the stroma (Mod Pathol 2003;16:219)

Micro images

Various calcifications associated with tumors

End of Ovary-nontumor > Non-neoplastic cysts / other > Calcification

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