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Ovarian Cancer

  • Hebert Alberto Vargas
  • Pier Luigi Di Paolo
  • Asim Afaq
  • Oguz Akin
Chapter
Part of the Atlas of Oncology Imaging book series (AOI)

Abstract

The ovaries are paired pelvic organs typically found below the bifurcation of the common iliac vessels lateral to the uterus. They are responsible for hormone secretion and the production of female reproductive cells. Histologically, the ovaries are composed of follicles embedded in a mesh of stroma formed of connective tissue and spindle cells and covered by a layer of surface epithelium. Abnormal proliferation of any of the tissue types can result in both benign and malignant ovarian tumors.

Keywords

Ovarian Cancer Corpus Luteum Malignant Ovarian Tumor Female Reproductive Cell Interval Debulking Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hebert Alberto Vargas
    • 1
  • Pier Luigi Di Paolo
    • 1
  • Asim Afaq
    • 1
  • Oguz Akin
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Weill Medical College of Cornell UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, Body Imaging ServiceMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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