Ovary - nontumor
Nonneoplastic cysts / other
Rete ovarii cyst

Topic Completed: 1 May 2012

Revised: 7 February 2019

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Shahid Islam, M.D., Ph.D.
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Cite this page: Islam S Rete ovarii cyst. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/ovaryreteovarii.html. Accessed December 12th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Also called adenoma of rete ovarii
  • Rare; mean age 59 years
Case reports
Gross description
  • Mean 9 cm, usually hilar
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Tubulopapillary proliferations of columnar cells with clear cytoplasm; stroma has extensive polygonal, Leydig-like cells
  • Rete and hilar mesonephric remnants found in vicinity of the lesion
Microscopic (histologic) images

Small cyst in hilus

Numerous small crevices

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