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Ovary-nontumor

Non-neoplastic cysts / other

Calcification


Reviewer: Mohiedean Ghofrani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 9 August 2011, last major update August 2011
Copyright: (c) 2002-2011, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

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

Micro images
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Various calcifications associated with tumors

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