Malignant epithelioid ovarian schwannoma: A case report

Á László, K. Ivaskevics, Z. Sápi

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Abstract

There are only a few cases reported in the literature about schwannoma originating from the ovary. The patient was registered to the hospital due to a painless solid tumor in her left axillary region. Histologic examination of the excised tumor showed reticulum cell sarcoma. Two years later, oophorectomy was performed due to a unilateral ovarian tumor. The results of the histologic examination with different staining were particularly the same as those found in the axillary tumor, finally diagnosed as a malignant epithelioid schwannoma of the ovary. Our case report may be of interest for three reasons: 1) malignant schwannoma of the ovary is a very rare tumor, 2) the epithelioid type of the tumor may cause a differential diagnostic problem, and 3) clinical appearance of the metastasis was quite unusual, also resulting in difficulties in the appropriate diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-362
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Volume16
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2006

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Keywords

  • Malignant epithelioid ovarian schwannoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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