Mesenchymal Tumors and Malignant Lymphoma of the Ovary

  • A. Talerman


The tumors described and discussed in this chapter comprise a heterogeneous group of neoplasms that are nonspecific to the ovary. They are uncommon in this location, occurring much more frequently in other parts of the body. Consequently, whenever they are encountered in the ovary these tumors pose difficult problems concerning diagnosis, histogenesis, behavior, and therapy for the pathologist and clinician alike. These neoplasms must be differentiated from primary ovarian neoplasms containing mesenchymal tissue, as well as from metastatic and disseminated neoplasms affecting the ovary. Thus, mesenchymal neoplasms nonspecific to the ovary must be differentiated primarily from teratomatous neoplasms containing large amounts of mature or immature mesenchymal elements and from the mixed mesodermal (Müllerian) tumors, composed of different malignant connective tissue elements.


Obstet Gynecol Malignant Lymphoma Granulosa Cell Tumor Cystic Teratoma Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma 
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