Calcitonin-secreting ovarian strumal carcinoid

O. Esik, G. Nemeth, K. Szepeshazi

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A 3-mm strumal carcinoid was found incidentally in a mature ovarian cystic teratoma of a 38-year-old woman followed up for more than 9 years. Although the thyroid component disclosed a typical normal light microscopic appearance, no thyroglobulin and thyroxine were detected immunohistochemically. Immunoreactive calcitonin was demonstrated within the tumour cells. The close relationship between functionally imperfect thyroid tissue and a neuroendocrine marker-secreting tumour seems to be concordant with the theory of the existence of a pluripotential stem cell capable of differentiating multidirectionally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-216
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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