Serous tumors
Serous carcinoma with microinvasion

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PubMed Search: Serous borderline microinvasion

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Definition / general
  • 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)
Microscopic (histologic) images

Contributed by Carlos Parra-Herran, M.D.

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