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2006, Volume 22, Number 1, Page(s) 045-048     
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Oxyphilic clear cell carcinoma of the ovary: Report of a unique case
Metin AKBULUT1, Esra Canan KELTEN1, Mehmet E. SOYSAL1, S. Ender DÜZCAN1
1Department of Pathology, Pamukkale University School of Medicinechool of Medicine, DENİZLİ
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pamukkale University School of Medicinechool of Medicine, DENİZLİ
Keywords: Clear cell carcinoma, ovary, oxyphilic variant

Clear cell carcinoma (CCC) of the ovary is a rare and easily recognized, malignant tumor, composed of typically polyhedral cells which have distinct cell membranes, and contain abundant clear cytoplasm and eccentric nuclei. They may be associated with endometriosis and often have a poor prognosis. Here, we report a case of bilateral oxyphilic variant CCC of the ovary with widespread metastasis, and peculiar features and differential diagnosis of this rare neoplasm are briefly discussed. In conclusion, clear cell carcinomas must be thought in the differential diagnosis of the ovarian tumors which contain oxyphilic cells

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