Malignant Brenner tumor of the ovary
Tsikou-Papafragou A., Georgiou M., Tsagarakis G., Kouverianou O., Geropoulou E., Patsalos C.*, Barbatis C.
Department of Histopathology and 1st Dep. of Surgery*, Red Cross Hospital, Athens
Ovarian tumors with transitional cell features are unusual neoplasms and the malignant Brenner tumors are extremely rare. A case of malignant Brenner tumor is presented in a 73 years old female developing in foci of proliferative type BT with recognition of benign islands. The histological criteria for a diagnosis of malignant Brenner tumor are discussed with emphasis on the differential diagnosis from primary ovarian transitional cell carcinoma and the immunohist´chemical phenotype of the neoplasm.
Key words: Ovary, Brenner Tumors, Malignant transitional cell carcinoma.
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