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Ovary-nontumor

Non-neoplastic cysts / other

Germinal inclusion cyst


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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● Invaginations of surface epithelium with loss of connection from surface

Terminology
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● Also called surface epithelial inclusion cyst, serous inclusion cyst

Epidemiology
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● Common in older women

Etiology
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● May be related to ovulation (Gynecol Oncol 2005;96:496)

Clinical features
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● No known clinical significance

Prognostic factors
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● Probably not a risk factor for ovarian cancer (Am J Epidemiol 1993;138:90)

Micro description
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● Typically, multiple small microcysts
● Cuboidal, columnar or flat epithelial lining
● Tubal metaplasia common
● Psammoma bodies occasionally seen

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