Histology Course S XI 8 Department of Pathology, University of Zurich Histokurs

S XI 8 Serous carcinoma, high-grade, ovary HE further information (German) on HiPaKu
  ICD-10: C56.9; ICD-O: 8440/3

67-year-old female, sudden increase in abdominal circumference. Ultrasound reveals a partly solid, partly cystic tumour (diameter of 8 cm) in the right ovary. Suspected tumourous enlargement of the left ovary. Extensive peritoneal metastases.

- Slightly atrophic remnant ovarian tissue
- The tumour is partly cystic, partly solid.
- Clusters of tumour cells infiltrate and invade the capsule.
- The one side is made up of solid thin strands, the other of papilla
- The tumour cells are highly polymorphous and many mitoses can be seen.
- The tumour is necrotic in some parts.