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Papillary syncytial metaplasia of fallopian tube endometriosis: a potential pitfall in the diagnosis of serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma.
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PMID:  23276183     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Histopathologic diagnosis of tubal intraepithelial carcinoma (TIC) has emerged as a significant challenge in the last few years. The avoidance of pitfalls in the diagnosis of TIC is crucial if a better understanding of its natural history and outcome is to be achieved. Herein, we present a case of a 52-year-old woman who underwent a risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy procedure. Histologic examination of a fallopian tube demonstrated a focus of atypical epithelial proliferation, which was initially considered to be a TIC. Complete study of the case indicated that the focus was, in fact, papillary syncytial metaplasia of tubal mucosal endometriosis. Papillary syncytial metaplasia may resemble TIC and should be considered in cases of proliferative lesions of the tubal epithelium.
Authors:
Harkiran Kaur; Elyse Levinsky; Terence J Colgan
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine     Volume:  137     ISSN:  1543-2165     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  126-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
From the Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Drs Harkiran and Colgan) and Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Dr Levinsky), Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada.
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