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A Rare Case of Transitional Cell Carcinoma of Ovary: Case Report and Review of Literature

PS Sharmila, BM Rupakala, TS Anisha, Ajay K Sahu, Jyothi A Raj, M Gautham

Citation Information : Sharmila P, Rupakala B, Anisha T, Sahu AK, Raj JA, Gautham M. A Rare Case of Transitional Cell Carcinoma of Ovary: Case Report and Review of Literature. J Med Sci 2017; 3 (3):82-85.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10045-0063

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-09-2017

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Abstract

Introduction: Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the ovary is a rare and recently recognized variant of epithelial ovarian cancer. It has been described as primary ovarian carcinoma with definite urothelial features, without benign, metaplastic, and/or proliferating Brenner tumor (BT) identified. Case report: A 60-year-old lady presented with low back pain, growing abdominal mass, and loss of weight since 15 days. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of abdomen showed a large ill-defined heterogeneous lesion with solid and cystic components. Beta human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels were raised. Surgery was performed and primary TCC of ovary was reported on histopathology. Conclusion: Recognition of such tumors is important because of their rarity, favorable response to chemotherapy, and improved patient survival.


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