Ovary tumor
Features to report

Author: Indranil Chakrabarti, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 February 2016, last major update February 2016

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Definition / general
  • Specimen type:
    • Ovary (unilateral / bilateral), presence of fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, omentum, peritoneum
  • Procedure done
  • Involvement of fallopian tube(s), opposite ovary and other tissues / organs (as mentioned in specimen type)
  • Specimen integrity
    • Capsule intact, ruptured, fragmented, etc.
  • Ovarian surface involvement (present / absent)
  • Tumor site (within the ovary)
  • Tumor size
    • Greatest dimension ____cm
    • Additional dimensions ___X ____cm
  • Tumor appearance
    • Smooth / papillary, solid / cystic / both, necrosis, hemorrhage, calcification
  • Histologic type (Refer to WHO classification of Ovarian neoplasms)
  • Histologic grade
  • Intratumoral T cells
  • Lymphovascular space involvement
  • Lymph nodes positive / number of nodes examined
  • Extranodal extension (present / absent)
  • Implants:
    • Applicable to serous / seromucinous borderline tumors
    • Not sampled / present / absent
    • If present: noninvasive epithelial, noninvasive desmoplastic or invasive (mention sites)
  • Presence of endometriosis (ovarian / extraovarian), endosalpingosis or other findings
  • Treatment effect
    • Applicable to carcinomas treated with neoadjuvant therapy
    • Poor response / no response / marked response
  • Special studies
    • Histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, hormone receptor studies, flow cytometry for DNA ploidy, etc.
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