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Primary gynaecological tumours mistaken for metastases: report of two cases with review of literature.
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PMID:  22439418     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We describe two neoplasms of rare occurrence, one of ovarian and the other of uterine origin that were sent for consultation. Both lesions were diagnosed as metastatic carcinomas by pathologists with special interest in gynaecological pathology. The cases were referred for a second opinion because of subsequent failure to identify the primary source. We discuss the differential diagnoses, the need for generous sampling particularly in ovarian mucinous neoplasms and the value of including particular antibodies in the panel to aid the diagnostic process. Metastatic tumours mimicking primary tumours are always challenging. These two cases illustrate the need to be vigilant against the reverse scenario as well.
Authors:
P A Menon; G Kousparos; G A Culora
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of gynaecological oncology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0392-2936     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8100357     Medline TA:  Eur J Gynaecol Oncol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cellular Pathology, Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, UK. Padma.Menon@gstt.nhs.uk
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