Microinvasive serous carcinoma
Reviewer: Shahrzad Ehdaivand, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 9 April 2013, last major update June 2012
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End of Ovary tumor > Serous tumors > Microinvasive serous carcinoma
- Same prognosis as serous borderline tumors
- Microinvasion within borderine tumors is defined by small stromal foci of single cells/small clusters of cells, occasionally cribriform or rounded aggregates of papillae with eosinophilic cytoplasm and minimal/absent stromal reaction
- Invasive epithelium may be up to 10 mm2 or 3 mm in greatest dimension
(Mod Pathol 1988;1:407),
and there may be diffusely scattered invasive foci without discrete aggregates - must sample well
(Hum Pathol 1996;27:521,
Hum Pathol 1990;21:397)
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